He also said the RSS was not opposed to liberalisation, privatisation and FDI but did not support foreign investment at the expense of small domestic manufacturers.
The RSS chief was quoted as saying by a participant that “we have a vision but there is a reality about the way global trade and commerce is being organised at this time. Our view also evolves over time. But there is a need for balance. While FDI in some sectors is okay, why kill small traders? If something can be done by small industry, why do we need big industrialists for that?”
Bhagwat said, “If you can produce anything in India, there is no need to import it. If something is not made in India then getting it from abroad is okay. But the trade should be on your terms and conditions. Big MNC’s should not be dictating terms to the government.’
Bhagwat also opposed foreign investment in education. “Education should not be commercialised. When foreign universities come in they start thinking of earning dollars. We cannot have content without culture. We must promote our own teaching practices without blindly chasing the West.”Read More: Congress has made my life hell: Narendra Modi in Pune
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