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Modi govt policies on agenda at RSS meet

Top RSS leaders and functionaries from across the country will go into a three-day brainstorming session here on Friday, where the Modi government’s policies and the situation in J&K where BJP is in an uneasy alliance with the PDP are likely to be discussed.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2015 00:19 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Hindustan Times
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Top RSS leaders and functionaries from across the country will go into a three-day brainstorming session here on Friday, where the Modi government’s policies and the situation in J&K where BJP is in an uneasy alliance with the PDP are likely to be discussed.

Meeting for the first time since the installation of the Modi government in Delhi, the ‘Pratnidhi Sabha’, the Sangh’s highest decision-making body, is expected to discuss the amended land acquisition bill, softening of labour laws, opening up of the economy to foreign investment, the BJP’s relationship with the Mufti government in J&K, in view of the release of Kashmir separatist Masarat Alam — all of which have not gone down well with the RSS.

Around 1,400 delegates are scheduled to attend the meeting, which RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will inaugurate. Prominent persons expected to attend include BJP chief Amit Shah, organisation secretary Ramlal, general secretary Ram Madhav, VHP leader Pravin Togadia and Baijnath Ray, president of Sangh labour wing Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).

Sources said representatives of BMS, the BJP’s students’ wing ABVP, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Kisan Sangh and VHP are likely to vent their anger at the handling of various issues by the Modi government. Ray has already indicated the BMS is opposed to the Centre’s economic reforms.

The conclave is likely to discuss RSS’s role in shaping the policies of the Centre. RSS pracharak pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said the Sangh would adopt a resolution on imparting education at the primary-school level in the mother-tongue. Other issues likely to come up include the BJP’s dismal performance in the Delhi elections, common civil code and the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

First Published: Mar 12, 2015 00:17 IST