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Reservation row: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for dialogue

“They will listen to the RSS but it is not mandatory for them to agree with us. They can disagree with our views, ” Mohan Bhagwat said.


New Delhi| RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and controversies aren’t new to each other. In the latest example, Bhagwat’s suggestion on reservation system has given a way for a new controversy. Bhagwat had said that there should be a dialogue about reservation in a “harmonious atmosphere”.


Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at the concluding session of Gyanotsav at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi. RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas organizes the event related to competitive exams.


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Mohan Bhagwat advocating an open discussion on reservation said that every time there is a debate on this topic, it leads to extreme actions and reactions. He said those who favour the reservation should also keep in mind the interest of those who oppose it. Similarly, those who oppose it should keep in mind the interests of those who favour it. He said considering this harmonious approach there should be a dialogue on reservation in the country.


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It is often alleged that RSS-a parent organization of the BJP has influence over the Modi govt too. Responding to these allegations, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that RSS workers are in the BJP. Some Modi govt ministers are also affiliated with RSS. “They will listen to the RSS but it is not mandatory for them to agree with us. They can disagree with our views, ” Bhagwat said.


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He further said that since BJP is a ruling oarty, it has to look at the bigger picture. “Once the party comes to power, it has to put national interest and the government on top of the priority,” Bhagwat said.




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