This year’s Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra congregation in Nagpur will be exceptionally different for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadre.
It was from this place last year that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the organisation would play a pro-active role in making Narendra Modi the prime minister. And with that mission accomplished, the volunteers expect their chief to enthuse them to win the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls.
RSS’ political offshoot, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is equally excited about the event, which will be held 10 days before the poll campaign ends.
There won’t be many party workers from other cities at the Reshimbag Grounds in Nagpur on October 3 because of the party’s hectic campaigning schedule, but arrangements have been made to webcast and telecast Bhagwat’s speech live.
“We expect at least 50,000 people to participate in this year’s celebrations,” said a BJP leader, who is associated with the
BJP insiders could not confirm whether Modi, who is expected to campaign in the state during the same time, would attend the event at which Dada JP Waswani, 96, the spiritual guru and head of the Sadhu Waswani Mission, will be the chief guest.