BJP attempting to dictate terms to RSS, alleges rebel Hindutva leader

Party supporters rallied for Bhagwat by ‘distributing’ uniforms & lathis?

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to create a ‘fake picture’ of the RSS strength by mobilising its party supporters as the Swayamsevaks clad in the ‘uniform’ with a ‘lathi’ for a public rally of Sarsanaghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, scheduled tomorrow.

It is also an attempt of the BJP to dictate terms to the umbrella organisation of the Hindutva brigade in order to keep the RSS leadership under its thumb.

These serious allegations are made by Subhash Bhaskar Velingkar, the rebel Hindutva leader and former Goa in-charge of the RSS. 

Bhagwat arrived in Goa on 3 January to attend the national executive meeting of the RSS, whose one-time Pracharakar Narendra Modi is today leading the country. 

In this background, Goa’s former RSS chief Velingkar has cautioned all the RSS Swayamsevaks through a message in Marathi, circulated on WhatsApp.

Rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar

Under Velingkar’s leadership, six years ago, the majority of Swayamsevaks of Goa had revolted and formed a parallel organisation, called Bharat Mata Ki Jai (BMKJ). 

Velingkar confirmed to that he has circulated this message, where he blames the RSS for falling prey to the political tactics of the BJP.

In a letter written in Marathi, the BMKJ leader has also alleged that the ruling party has compelled the RSS to hold the national executive meeting and Bhagwat’s rally in Goa, in an attempt to keep the umbrella organisation obliged to the BJP. 

He has also alleged that Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant is trying hard to save himself from his shaky position by taking advantage of the nationwide image of the RSS.

According to him, Goa’s BJP has distributed free Uniforms and Lathis of RSS to thousands of its party workers, who would attend Bhagwat’s rally on Saturday, 7 January 2023.

File photo of PM Narendra Modi at RSS camp

“It is an attempt to hide its sins like the murder of the mother tongue, Casinos, Carnivals, night parties, EDMs like Sunburn, drugs, prostitution, donating government land of Sancoale to the Church, banning Ram Sene and its leader Pramod Muthalik as well as creating a drama to arrest and release activists of PFI”, stated the letter. 

He has also cautioned the ‘swayamsevaks’ to realise this political design of the BJP and has appealed to them not to attend Bhagwat’s rally. 

Prior to the 2017 Assembly election of Goa, Velingkar had revolted against former chief minister Manohar Parrikar on the issue of granting salary grants to the Church-run English medium primary schools and had also floated a political party – Goa Suraksha Manch – to defeat the BJP by dividing the Hindutva votes. 

Manohar Parrikar with Subhash Velingkar at a Medium of Instruction meeting of 2016

In this election, in spite of Parrikar ruling Goa and then even getting elevated as the defence minister of India, the BJP dropped down from 21 to 13 seats. 

Later, after Parrikar’s sad demise, Velingkar himself contested by-election in 2019, from Parrikar’s Panaji constituency. 

But the one-time political Guru of Parrikar lost the election miserably by polling hardly 516 votes (3%), after which he announced his retirement from active politics. 

Goa Suraksha Manch, the political party he floated before the 2017 Assembly election, is also gone into hibernation. 

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