MOHAN BHAGWAT

  • Hinduism heritage of Hindus, not their fiefdom: RSS chief Bhagwat October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said people of India have not treated Hinduism as their fiefdom but as their heritage meant for the world and there is a greater need for people in the country to have knowledge of its roots than those abroad. Speaking at a function...
  • BJP slams Congress for protest against Bhagwat speech telecast October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday slammed Congress for demonstrating against Doordarshan for the live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's Dussehra speech , saying it has become a "vision less party". "Congress in Delhi has become a visionless party whose leaders rejected by the citizens of Delhi keep raising petty...
  • Prakash Javdekar defends live telecast of RSS chief's address on October 3 October 5, 2014

    Nagpur: Defending the live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address on Dussehra, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar on Sunday said that the Government wants to instill professionalism. The hour-long broadcast on October 3 by DD for the first time of an RSS function had stoked...
  • Congress to gherao Doordarshan over airing of RSS chief Bhagwat speech October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming the government for live telecast by Doordarshan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur, Delhi Congress on Saturday said it will gherao the state broadcaster on Sunday to protest against the "misdeeds". Chief spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said the RSS was a controversial...
  • Government sees no wrong in live DD telecast of RSS chief speech October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Government on Friday saw nothing wrong with the state broadcaster Doordarshan telecasting live the hour-long address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the ground that the event was "news worthy". Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said here that Prasar Bharati, under which Doordarshan comes, took its own decisions and...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat says Hindutva is India's 'national identity', Opposition condemns live telecast of speech by DD October 3, 2014

    Nagpur: In an address whose live telecast by Doordarshan sparked a controversy, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday described Hindutva as the country's "national identity" and the "thread of unity" running through its diversities. Speaking at the customary function on Dusshera which coincides with 89th foundation day of his...
  • Government slammed over live telecast of RSS chief address on DD October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address in Nagpur by Doordarshan on Friday stoked a controversy with opposition slamming the government for "misusing" the state broadcaster while BJP defended it. Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit termed the hour-long telecast as a "dangerous tradition", saying RSS is a controversial...
  • Issues raised by Mohan Bhagwat are relevant: Narendra Modi October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the Dusshera address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and said the issues of social reform he raised are "very relevant" today. "Mohan Bhagwat ji talked about important national issues in his speech. The issues of social reform that he raised are very...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat's speech covered just like a news event: Doordarshan October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a controversy over the national broadcaster telecasting live a speech of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Doordarshan on Friday said it was covered like any other news event and no special arrangements had been made. "It was just like a news event to us. So we covered...
  • Hindus must celebrate all festivals, respect others' faith: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat October 3, 2014

    Nagpur: On the occasion of Dusshehra, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed cadres at Sangh headquarters in Nagpur on Friday. Bhagwat lauded the athletes winning laurels in the Incheon Asian Games. He was also all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent US trip. "PM Modi's visit to the...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat September 6, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after the Bharatiya Janata Party avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive...
  • RSS's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India: CPM August 20, 2014

    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 August 20, 2014

    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 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness', 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 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness'. According to Sangh's AllIndia 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 10, 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 fourday brainstorming session August 1, 2014

    Top Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders including Mohan Bhagwat have gathered here for a fourday long brainstorming session amidst tight security. The fourday 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 13, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday rejected the suggestion was the organisation exercised "remote control" over the BJPled 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...