MOHAN BHAGWAT

  • No minorities in India, all culturally, DNA-wise Hindus: RSS March 13, 2015

    Nagpur: There are no minorities in India where all people are "culturally, nationally and DNA-wise Hindus," senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Dattatreya Hosabale said on Friday. "Whom do you call minorities? We don't consider anybody to be a minority. There should be no minority concept in the country because there is...
  • Amit Shah meets Mohan Bhagwat; said to have discussed J&K, Land Bill March 7, 2015

    Nagpur: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday had a meeting with the RSS top brass, seen as significant against the backdrop of the party's alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement giving credit to Pakistan and separatists for the peaceful polls there. The meeting...
  • Amit Shah holds discussions with RSS leaders March 6, 2015

    Nagpur: BJP President Amit Shah who is on a day-long visit to the city, is holding discussions with top leadership of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur at the headquarters in Mahal. Shah, who arrived in Nagpur this morning was greeted by city-based leaders at Ravi Bhawan Cottage and was...
  • Temples, religious places have to be renovated: Mohan Bhagwat March 2, 2015

    Dhanbad: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said that all temples and religious places in the country have to be renovated. "All temples and religious places in the country would have to be renovated and which one should be taken up first was a matter of discussion," Bhagwat said at the...
  • Muslims safer in India than anywhere else in world: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath March 2, 2015

    Hubballi: Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else in the world and the majority community is liberal by nature. "Hindus are liberal in nature and therefore the country is also liberal, and Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else...
  • RSS reiterates demand to enact anti-conversion law March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat's remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the "rising incidents" of religious conversions in the country. Suhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of RSS made the remarks at a press conference...
  • Shocked to see those who want to force their religion, India unique as it accepts diversity: RSS chief February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India. We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • Our uniqueness lies in acceptance of diversity: Mohan Bhagwat February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India." "We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • Shiv Sena backs RSS chief, claims Mother Teresa's service to poor was aimed at conversion February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Despite severe criticism from various quarters, Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh has found support from Shiv Sena over his comments on Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Backing Bhagwat, Sena claimed that there was nothing wrong in saying that her work was aimed at converting the religion of the poor people. "What's wrong...
  • Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa February 25, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, describing as 'inhuman' any attempt to malign her. "It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel...
  • Need to revive Hindu culture, values in every heart: Mohan Bhagwat February 24, 2015

    Jaipur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there was a need to revive in every heart Hindu culture and values, claiming that because of the "weakness" of Hindu Samaj some people who have no understanding of "our society and culture" are moving forward in the country. "Because of the weakness...
  • RSS backs Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    In a tweet, the RSS accused the media of wrongly reporting the matter and distorting facts about Bhagwat's remarks. "At Bharatpur Ex DG BSF said that Mother Teresa did Seva with motive of conversion In reply Bhagavatji said let Mother Teresa know her motive for Seva, we do Seva without...
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  • Is it right to drag Mother Teresa into conversion row? February 24, 2015

    A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. ...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • Mother Teresa never participated in conversion: Missionaries February 24, 2015

    Kolkata: The Missionaries of Charity on Tuesday rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that religious conversions had taken place under Mother Teresa's leadership of the organisation, saying he was 'misinformed'. "He is misinformed. It should be absolutely clear that conversion was not going on when Mother was there, nor it is...
  • Comment on Mother Teresa shows prejudiced mindset of RSS: Nitish Kumar February 24, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa reflects the perverted mind of someone having "prejudiced mindset" and sought action on people making such assertions. "This reflects perverted mind of people making such statements," Kumar told reporters criticising the RSS chief over...
  • RSS Chief Bhagwat not the first, many questioned Mother Teresa in the past too February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. Minutes after...
  • Mother Teresa was baptising from her death bed, says BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. "He (Bhagwat) is free to make any comment and there should be no...
  • Please spare Mother Teresa: Arvind Kejriwal to Mohan Bhagwat February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has come under fire for his controversial statement against Nobel laureate Mother Teresa by saying, "Mother Teresa may have done a lot of social service but she had motives behind doing that." The opposition parties hit out at the RSS and demanded answer...
  • Mother Teresa's service was motivated by conversion to Christanity, says RSS chief Bhagwat February 23, 2015

    Bharatpur: Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday. "Mother Teresa's service would have been good. But it used to have one objective, to convert the person, who was being served, into a Christian," he said while speaking...
  • Top RSS leaders will attend 3-day convention in Delhi February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The top brass of RSS will attend a three-day national convention in the capital from April 3 to strengthen coordination among its volunteers across the country working for the poor and downtrodden. The convention will be inaugurated by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and would be attended by the organisation's...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, on 5-day visit to Rajasthan from February 20 February 18, 2015

    Jaipur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address RSS workers among other programmes on his five-day visit to Rajasthan from February 20. Bhagwat will offer floral tributes to the statue of Rana Saanga in Bharatpur's Khanwa area, address RSS workers meeting and attend other programmes from February 20 to 23, RSS...
  • RSS would strive to 'unite' Hindu society, must expand: Mohan Bhagwat February 15, 2015

    Kanpur: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said his organisation would strive to "unite" the Hindu society and that it must "expand" to meet the expectations of people. Bhagwat also said that RSS moves ahead on the basis of its "own strength". "RSS' work is to unite Hindu society,...
  • India is a 'Hindu Rashtra'; favourable time to organise all Hindus: Mohan Bhagwat February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that India is a "Hindu Rashtra" and there is a need to organize all Hindus in the country for which this is "favourable time". Quoting famous poet Rabindranath Tagore, he said whenever there will be conflicts among Hindus and Muslims, "a middle- path...
  • Celebrate diversity, don't discriminate on religion: RSS chief February 1, 2015

    Mysuru: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said diversity is to be celebrated and no one should be subjected to persecution and discriminated against because of their different attires or different ways of worship and dissimilar traditions. "Diversity is to be celebrated and not to be opposed...," said the chief of...
  • RSS clears Kiran Bedi's name as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days after former IPS officer and team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her name as the chief ministerial candidate of the party in New Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet next week where...
  • RSS must unite society, says Mohan Bhagwat December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that it was the responsibility of the organization to unite the society even as VHP insisted that 'ghar wapsi' programmes will continue. "The Sangh has to unite the entire society. It has to make an example...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row December 21, 2014

    Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu...