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Mohan Bhagwat: Don’t force anyone to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’

He said the Sangh was striving to raise more and more people who were committed to the cause of creating a great India.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |
March 29, 2016 12:50:54 am
Monah bhagwat, bharat mata ki jai RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat.

A day after he said that “we want the whole world to chant Bharat Mata ki Jai”, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Monday said that nobody should be “forced” to say the slogan.

“We have to create so great an India that people will themselves say Bharat Mata ki Jai. We don’t need to force it on anybody. We have to give direction to the world with our life. There is no need to force our system and thoughts on anyone; there should be a desire to consider the whole world as ours,” a statement issued by RSS affiliate Bharatiya Kisan Sangh on Monday quoted Bhagwat as saying.

The RSS chief was speaking at a function to inaugurate a building that will house offices of Sangh affiliates in Lucknow, where he is on a two-day visit. The function was not open to the public.

“In order to get the whole world to say Bharat Mata ki Jai, the ideals and achievements of life will have to be built before the world for inspiration. The Sangh has undertaken the enterprise of building the best life,” Bhagwat said.

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At a book launch in Kolkata on Sunday, Bhagwat had said, “We want the whole world to chant Bharat Mata ki Jai. We want to make Bharat rich, free from exploitation and full of self-respect. For that we will have to live that Bharat in our lives.”

The RSS chief dedicated the building of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in Charbagh area of Lucknow, which had earlier functioned as the office of the Jana Sangh, to the public. An RSS functionary said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to stay there, and that he is still registered as a voter from the same address.

Virendra Singh of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh said Bhagwat was addressing about 100-125 people, including RSS functionaries and workers as well as BJP leaders. State BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma were among those present.

Singh said the building has been associated with the Sangh since 1949, and it was here that Syama Prasad Mookerjee stayed before he founded the Jana Sangh. The building is called Rajju Bhaiya Smriti Bhawan, named after former sarsanghchalak of the RSS, Rajendra Singh alias Rajju Bhaiya.

Bhagwat will inaugurate another building of the RSS in PGI area on the outskirts of Lucknow on Tuesday morning. That building is called Rajju Bhaiya Sadan. He is scheduled to leave the city on Tuesday evening.

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