RSS is embarrassed over recent developments involving former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is in jail in cases relating to alleged land scams, a senior organisation functionary said here on Saturday.
"The recent episode of Yeddyurappa is an embarrassment to RSS. Whenever Yeddyurappa visited Sangh headquarters here, RSS senior functionaries advised him as he is a Swayamsevak. If he has not taken the advice seriously, it is wrong to blame RSS", joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said in a statement here.
Yeddyurappa, who has a strong RSS background, used to consult the outfit leaders on various issues, particularly when he confronted a crisis as chief minister.
The former chief minister, who had resigned his post after being indicted by a Lokayukta report on illegal mining, is presently in judicial custody till November 3.
Hosabale said RSS would launch a 20-day campaign from November 1 against the proposed Communal and Targeted Violence Prevention Bill-2011 which he described as "anti-Hindu" and aimed at appeasing the minorities.
The RSS would undertake nationwide centenary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda from January 12, he said.