Mohan Bhagwat

  • RSS's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India: CPM 1 week ago

    Chennai: The claim of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva its identity is a "challenge" to the concept of secular India, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday. "RSS head Mohan Bhagwat has repeated his claim time and again. It is a basic...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Hindutva is not 'Hindu-ism' but 'Hindu-ness', says RSS August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Tuesday said that Hindutva does not mean 'Hindu-ism' but 'Hindu-ness'. According to Sangh's All-India Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya, Hindutva is like the flow of the Ganga and what the Sangh chief had said in Mumbai has...
  • RSS stands by Bhagwat's 'India a Hindu nation' remark August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS spokesman and its senior functionary Manmohan Vaidya on Monday defended Sangh chief Mohanrao Bhagwat's statement on India's Hindu origin. Explaining the RSS stand, Vaidya said, "Bharat and Hindutva are akin to the flow of the Ganga which assimilates Yamuna and many other rivers and yet maintains its...
  • RSS practicing politics of hatred: SP attacks Bhagwat for controversial remarks August 18, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. It accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." "They use such words and language to fan social tension," SP spokesperson Rajendra...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Praveen Togadia August 18, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Congress calls RSS chief's comments an attempt to polarise society August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off another controversy by saying that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. The Congress party hit out at Bhagwat saying there has been a constant attempt to polarise the society. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "There...
  • Congress declines to draw into Bhagwat's poll credit issue August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to play safe on the issue of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat not giving credit to any individual for the BJP's stupendous poll victory saying this is between "BJP and RSS". Bhagwat had said on Sunday in Bhubaneswar that the BJP came to power at the...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls as people wanted change, not because of its leaders: RSS's Mohan Bhagwat August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off a controversy by saying that the Bhartiya Janata Party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections because people wanted a change and not because of its leaders. Bhagwat chided parties for giving credit to some individuals for the election victories, but...
  • If people of England are English, why are Hindustanis not called Hindus: RSS chief August 11, 2014

    Cuttack: If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why not all inhabitants of Hindustan known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday. "The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants...
  • Top RSS leaders gather for four-day brainstorming session August 1, 2014

    Top Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders including Mohan Bhagwat have gathered here for a four-day long brainstorming session amidst tight security. The four-day long brainstorming session began on Thursday in which Bhagwat took part. Bhagwat arrived for the session last evening. However, no official communication about deliberations going on inside the Akhil...
  • MPPEB scam: RSS feels the heat, Bhagwat calls up Chouhan June 28, 2014

    With the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam now casting a shadow over the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, its chief Mohan Bhagwat sent a senior functionary to the chief minister's house, early Saturday morning. The RSS chief also had telephonic discussions with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the latest developments. Sources say...
  • RSS chief praises Modi government, denies being 'a remote control' June 14, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday rejected the suggestion was the organisation exercised "remote control" over the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and said that the Narendra Modi dispensation was initiating some good changes. "RSS is not a remote control... The change has brought new hopes from the government...
  • Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat escapes unhurt in road accident June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat escaped unhurt in a road accident on Wednesday. The saffron leader's convoy was hit by a car in Delhi Cantt area but he is reported to be safe. The accident took place near Parade Road at Delhi Canttt at around noon when he was on...
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to be chief guest at RSS function May 30, 2014

    Nagpur: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar would be the chief guest at the concluding function of RSS's annual third year training camp, currently underway in Nagpur. RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal today told reporters that while Ravishankar would be the chief guest, the organisation's supremo Mohan Bhagwat would deliver the main...
  • Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Om Mathur in the race for next BJP chief: Sources May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the Bharatiya Janata Party is considering the names of Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Om Mathur for the post of the party president. Early this morning, former BJP president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to discuss the...
  • Rajnath meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to discuss next BJP chief May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, possibly to discuss the next Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and the road ahead. Rajnath had to relinquish the post after he was appointed the Home Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first such meeting...
  • RSS is like family, says BJP chief Rajnath Singh May 11, 2014

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and said that the Hindu outfit was like family for them. "The workers of the sangh have worked very hard for this election. I was here to express my gratitude," he added. On Saturday, the BJP chief had met Bhagwat...
  • After Modi, Rajnath meets RSS leaders ahead of the last phase of LS polls May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders in the national capital on Sunday. The meet came hours after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS office in Delhi. The meetings took place a day after curtains on the...
  • After campaign end, Modi meets top RSS leaders May 11, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday held a long meeting with top RSS leaders, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, hours after the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections came to an end. Modi joined Bhagwat, his deputy Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Suresh Soni, the RSS pointsman with BJP, at the...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote in Nagpur April 10, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts his vote for Lok Sabha elections in Nagpur. When asked if there was a Modi wave in the country, he refused to answer. ...
  • As BJP sees rumblings, Mohan Bhagwat says change is necessary March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of sidelining of some senior leaders in BJP, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said change is necessary in keeping with the times to ensure that the journey is successful. With BJP veteran LK Advani in attendance, Bhagwat said at an event here that "change is...
  • SP workers smear black paint on Modi posters, object to BJP equating him with Shiva March 24, 2014

    Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Monday smeared black paint on posters of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi following a row over a slogan. A controversy has broken out over the slogan "Har-har Modi, ghar-ghar Modi" and religious seers and local intellectuals have raised objections over the slogan that likens Modi...
  • RSS chief asks party workers not to chant NaMo NaMo March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagat has asked his party workers not to take partin a personality-driven campaign. Bhagwat said it is not the RSS's job to chant 'NaMo, NaMo'. Bhagawat added that the organisation should maintain limits while campaigning for the BJP for the upcoming polls. RSS had...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal February 22, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have five children. The...
  • RSS men enter into a brawl with journalists over coverage of Mohan Bhagwat's meeting February 20, 2014

    RSS workers on Thursday engaged in a fracas with mediapersons over coverage of the outfit's head Mohan Bhagwat's meeting with the office-bearers in Bhopal, police said. RSS activists were against the coverage of the meeting and only some representatives of electronic media were present at Lakshmi Narayana College of Technology, the venue, when the incident occurred,...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 4-day RSS convention begins from today February 20, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Bhopal on a four-day visit to Bhopal during which he will hold several meetings with his party office bearers. Bhagwat, who arrived in Bhopal on Wednesday night, would during his stay hold several meetings with office-bearers of his organisation at the Lakshmi Narayan...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Bhopal next week February 16, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat would pay a four-day visit to Bhopal from February 20 during which he will hold meetings with office-bearers. Bhagwat will meet his organisation's office-bearers from Malwa, Madhya Bharat, Mahakoshal regions and also Chhattisgarh, RSS sources said in Bhopal opn Saturday. RSS workers would organise a "path sanchalan" (procession)...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN accessed a hand-written note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • RSS terms Assemananda interview a political conspiracy, warns of legal action February 8, 2014

    RSS on Saturday claimed the reported interview of Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand was a conspiracy "hatched" to gain political mileage ahead of polls and said it will initiate legal action against those involved in targetting its leadership. "This is a conspiracy and it appears that it was hatched to gain political...