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Nothing wrong in Rahul's visit to villages: RSS

india Updated: Oct 10, 2009 11:06 IST

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Differing with the BJP over its criticism of Rahul Gandhi's visit to villages, RSS has said it was good to talk about villages and see the plight of people living in rural areas.

"Bharatiya ho kar gaon ki baat karne mein galat kya hai... sabhi bharatiya ko gaon jana chahiye aur uski baat karni chahiye (every Indian should visit the villages and talks about it there is nothing wrong in it)," RSS media in-charge Mohan Vaidya said in Rajgir on Friday.

He was asked about BJP's criticism of Gandhi's visit to rural households. The BJP has termed as "farce" the Congress leader's visit to dalit villages in Uttar Pradesh.

Stressing the need for accelerating village-centric development, Vaidya said RSS felt that it would come in handy in reining in migration of people from one state to another in search of jobs.

"Migration from villages should be stopped and development must be defined in a village centric manner," Vaidya said on the second day of the three day-long meeting of the Executive Committee of the organisation inaugurated by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here.

He said the meeting, the first-ever of the outfit in Bihar, would discuss issues related to internal security in the wake of threat from Maoists, cross border terrorism, disputes related to Indo-China, Indo-Pakistan borders, environmental pollution and adopt separate resolutions.

Referring to environmental pollution, Vaidya said the problem should not be addressed the way the western countries have suggested."India should consider the problem from its own point of view and take remedies."

"The western notion of development has created environmental problems due to obsession with industrial growth. We have develop our own mechanism to handle it," he said.

Internal security problems needed to be handled "in a delicate way," the RSS media-incharge said.

All organisations of RSS Vichar Parivar (ideological family) like BJP and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthy Parishad (BJPs student wing) will discuss the progress made by them in the year and plans at the meeting.