A day after Sachin Tendulkar snubbed the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), saying he was Indian first, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has warned Raj Thackeray’s party against divisive politics.
The RSS will not be a mute spectator if the hate campaign continues, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said while interacting with journalists in Pune on Saturday. Bhagwat, however, refused to divulge how the RSS planned to deal with the MNS.
When asked about the MNS’ violent agitation, Bhagwat said the issue of local language and its rights was seen in all states and needed to be dealt with carefully. However, the feeling of nationality or national interests should not be damaged at any cost, he said.
RSS leaders in Maharashtra have already opposed the MNS campaign, he said.