MUMBAI: The RSS has asked its cadre to get back to routine work after they had put in their best efforts to ensure the BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
The RSS believes that the cadre should not get distracted from their work riding on the BJP’s historic win. Its general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyaji’ Joshi, has issued a letter addressing the cadre to concentrate on its basics. The letter was read out at some shakhas (units) across the country.
“In this election, thousands of political activists, hundreds of candidates across political parties, media houses, administration and security forces, all have played an important and satisfying role. During electioneering, some ideological differences may have surfaced at times and there may have been some personal allegations or counter allegations. However, with the culmination of electoral process, we are very hopeful that everyone will now take constructive steps to get back to normal, amicable and positive environment in the interest of the nation,” the letter said.
Aniruddha Deshpande, RSS All India assistant chief communicator, said the step is not unusual. “Our role in the elections was limited to getting maximum voters registered. Especially, we had concentrated on the young voters. For RSS, its shakha is always important. It is wrong to say that we were involved in the politics,” he told Express.
A source said the organisation has asked its cadre not to expect too much from the Narendra Modi-led Government. According to him, the workers hope that the BJP Government will resolve the issues of Ram temple and Uniform Civil Code. However, the RSS leadership has insisted that the workers should understand that it may take a long time to resolve these issues given the obstacles in their path.