Complaint filed by Nagpur social activist to seek probe in RSS funding

Nagpur: Nagpur based Activist Mohnish Jabalpure has lodged a complaint against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (I-T) department, seeking a probe into the source of funds of the organisation.

Referring to Sangh’s claims in June last year that it provided ration to 10 million people, distributed food packets to 70 million people and provided financial and other forms of assistance to 2.7 million migrant labourers between March and May, 2020, the complainant, Mohnish Jabalpure, wants to know hoe the RSS managed such huge funds.

If the expense is guessed in this, it may come around 1000 crore, “From where did this huge amount come? The RSS is an unconstitutional organisation and therefore does not have bank account. While the common people were unable to go out during the lockdown then how did the RSS accumulate the money? Did they really help or was it a blatant lie?” asked Jabalpure

Japalpure had initially registered a complaint with the local charity commissioner and chief minister’s secretariat. The local charity commissioner said right wing organisation was not a registered body and hence, was unable to initiate any action.

Senior RSS functionary Arvind Kukde said the organisation would respond whenever it receives any summons. “Our organisation believes in the law of the land,” he said.

Mohnish Jabalpure had also filed an Right to Information (RTI) asking for evidence that threaten Hinduism, Modi government said that it is ‘imaginary’ or ‘hypothetical’. The Union Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) dismissed the claims on hinduism being in jeopardy.

The Union Ministry said that it has no records or proof concerning any so-called threats to Hinduism. The RTI was filed by Nagpur based activist and Congress worker, Mohnish Jabalpure on August 31. In the RTI, Jabalpure had sought proof for ‘threat to hindu religion in the country’ which the MHA had in its possession.

After a month, the MHA’s CPIO (Internal Security) V.S. Rana responded to the effect that they are neither aware nor posses any evidence suggesting alleged dangers to ‘Hindu religion.’ Rana said it was not possible to satisfy the ‘hypothetical’ query of Jabalpure, adding it was treated as null and void.

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