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RSS chief Bhagwat gives big thumbs up to Modi govt

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday gave a thumbs-up to the Narendra Modi government saying it is 'moving in the right direction.'

india Updated: Oct 03, 2014 15:05 IST

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday gave a thumbs-up to the Narendra Modi government saying it is 'moving in the right direction.'

In his customary Dussehra address to RSS workers at Reshmbagh ground in Nagpur, he lauded Modi for initiatives on national security, economy and international relations in a short period of six months.

Bhagwat said positive signs are emanating that give people the hope that India is emerging stronger on the international stage.

He said people should give some more time to the Modi government for expedition and efficient execution of its policies.

Unless the last person in the country feels prosperous and secure, the government cannot complete its task, Bhagwat said.

"There is no magic wand to change to change things, but the government seems committed," the RSS chief said in his address, which was controversially telecast live for the first time on national broadcaster Doordarshan.

Bhagwat said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US has sent positive signals and ushered in a new enthusiasm among people of the country.

"A new ray of hope has entered the hearts of the people. The entire country was feeling proud of the visit and the subsequent talks with the US government," he said, adding, the world needs India.

Bhagwat hit out at the governments in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam saying the governments there were not doing anything to check the increase in 'jihadi activities' in these states.

Speaking on global terrorism, Bhagwat blamed the selfish interests of western countries for procuring oil in West Asia for rise in terror activities of the Islamic State.

"Self-centred collective greed gives rise to exploitation, suppression, violence and fanaticism. The basis of selfish interest by the western countries is fully responsible for a new incarnation of terror and fundamentalism that emerged in West Asia in the name of ISIS which is terrorising the world," Bhagwat said.

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