PM, Bhagwat to Attend RSS-BJP Meet

Published: 01st September 2015 04:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 04:21 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Top RSS and BJP functionaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cabinet Ministers and Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, would attend the right-wing Hindu outfit’s three-day coordination meeting scheduled to get under way here on Wednesday.  And the concalve is expected to discuss issues of national interest, including religious census figures and One Rank One Pension.

RSS chief spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya on Monday said 93 main functionaries of the organisation and its 15 affiliates would participate in the meeting and “exchange notes” on relevant issues. Of the 93 high-level functionaries, 25 would be from the RSS and the remaining from its affiliates, he noted.

Briefing reporters about the meet, Vaidya clarified that it was not meant to be a stock-taking exercise on the government’s performance. “This meeting is not meant to review the Centre’s work or take a decision. But, we will get all kinds of inputs and discuss that, he said. 

He confirmed that Modi, along with some senior members of his Cabinet, would attend the meeting. “Obviously, due to time constraints, the PM will not be present throughout,” Vaidya said.  The conclave would also address the growing concerns on Centre’s policies. Sources said a mechanism might also be set up, where Sangh bodies could send in their grievances to the government, rather than airing them in the public.

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