Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today in New Delhi said that unlike the popular perception, people sitting at RSS headquarters in Nagpur don’t run the Narendra Modi led government.
Bhagwat made the remark on the second day of the three-day lecture series on ‘Bharat of future: An RSS perspective’ in the national capital. As per a report in India Today, he said, “It is a myth that Nagpur runs the government. We do not have any impact on government policies. Today, several former swayamsevaks are in politics. They have become prime ministers and presidents and have ample political experience. Sometimes they ask for a suggestion, which we give if it is possible for us.”
Bhagwat claimed that RSS has no political ambition and hence will not contest any elections. As per the same report, he said, “We want to unite the whole society. Politics has different views on societal issues, which leads to different political parties. From its inception, the RSS has decided to keep itself away from politics and political competition. Swayamsevaks will not accept any political post in any political party.”
Bhagwat also stated that the RSS, which aims at social reforms, doesn’t exist for a political system.