Mohan Bhagwat

  • As BJP sees rumblings, Mohan Bhagwat says change is necessary 24-03-2014 11:47 PM

    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...
  • SP workers smear black paint on Modi posters, object to BJP equating him with Shiva 24-03-2014 11:54 AM

    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...
  • RSS chief asks party workers not to chant NaMo NaMo 11-03-2014 11:13 AM

    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...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 04:58 PM

    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...
  • RSS men enter into a brawl with journalists over coverage of Mohan Bhagwat's meeting 20-02-2014 08:06 PM

    RSS workers on Thursday engaged in a fracaswith mediapersons over coverage of the outfit's head MohanBhagwat's meeting with the office-bearers in Bhopal, police said. RSS activists were against the coverage of the meeting andonly some representatives of electronic media were present atLakshmi Narayana College of Technology, the venue, when theincident...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 4-day RSS convention begins from today 20-02-2014 02:08 PM

    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...
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Bhopal next week 15-02-2014 07:09 PM

    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...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts 09-02-2014 03:37 PM

    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...
  • RSS terms Assemananda interview a political conspiracy, warns of legal action 08-02-2014 10:16 PM

    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...
  • Aseemanand's interview on tapes, will release them soon: Caravan 07-02-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The editor of long format magazine 'Caravan' has come out in its defence after its interview with Aseemanand came under the cloud for lacking in credibility. The magazine has claimed that they will be releasing the transcripts of the taped conversation between Aseemanand and the magazine's journalist soon....
  • RSS alleged terror links: Aseemanand denies, magazine stands by story 07-02-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: A day after terror accused Aseemanand allegedly named Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his involvement in the 2007 terror attacks, a hand written letter by the former denying the statements has come to the fore. In the letter accessed by CNN-IBN, he has claimed that...
  • Politics heat up over alleged terror links of RSS 06-02-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Politics over saffron terror heated up on Thursday after key terror accused Aseemanand allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report 06-02-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy 06-02-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused 06-02-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Terror accused links RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to three major 2007 blasts 06-02-2014 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Stop criticising AAP, learn from their strategy: RSS to BJP 10-01-2014 07:53 AM

    Hyderabad: With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) going national after its stunning show in Delhi, it is being seen as a game-changer ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh top brass met in Hyderabad and is believed to have criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party for the...
  • BJP must take the AAP challenge seriously: Mohan Bhagwat 09-01-2014 05:52 PM

    Hyderabad: RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat has warned the Bhartiya Janata Party to take the Aam Aadmi Party as a serious political opponent in the Lok Sabha elections. "The BJP must take the AAP challenge seriously," Bhagwat said during a meeting attended by senior BJP leaders in Hyderabad. The meeting was...
  • Don't leave the BJP, or it will fade away: RSS chief to Advani 19-12-2013 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has advised BJP leader LK Advani not to disassociate himself from the party as without his guidance the party may face a tough time. Bhagwat made the statement at the launch of Advani's three books 'My Take' in English and 'Rashtra Sarvopari' and "Drishtikon"...
  • Advani's lessons from life: Eat less, never think you are old 17-12-2013 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: Hear your inner voice, eat less and never think you are old, is what Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran LK Advani said are the three lessons he has learnt from life. "Hear your inner voice to find meaning in life, eat less and never think you have become...
  • India not responding to Chinese threat with firmness, says RSS 13-10-2013 05:32 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Sunday, alleged that 'weak' policies of UPA government have emboldened China and Pakistan to make repeated incursions into Indian territory across borders. "Dark clouds are hovering on our national security as China continues to test our mettle and patience by (carrying out) frequent...
  • Withdrawal of Ordinance is strangulation of democracy: Ramdev 03-10-2013 04:08 PM

    A day after the Union Cabinet withdrew a controversial Ordinance on convicted lawmakers it had earlier cleared, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday termed the decision as "strangulation of democracy" as it was effected after condemnation by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. "After Rahul Gandhi's rejection of the Ordinance on...
  • RSS chief hits out at Omar Abdullah, says accession of J&K to India is irrevocable 30-09-2013 10:49 AM

    RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat on Monday said that accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India was irrevocable and launched a veiled attack at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for telling a European delegation that the accession was on four matters and the state had "only acceded and not merged". "The...
  • Congress leaders deny allegations made by Ajmer blast accused 26-09-2013 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Ajmer dargah blast accused Bhavesh Patel has made a sensational claim by saying that he was forced to implicate RSS leaders by top Congress leaders including Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, RPN Singh and Sri Prakash Jaiswal have also been named by Patel...
  • Shinde forced me to name RSS chief: Ajmer blast accused 25-09-2013 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: The 2007 Ajmer blast accused Bhavesh Patel has sent a letter to National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court saying Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde forced him to implicate Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior leader Indresh Kumar in the terror strike. CNN-IBN has accessed the...
  • Congress holds booth-level agents rally for LS polls 10-09-2013 06:14 PM

    Congress organised a massive booth- level agents rally in Indore on Tuesday, claimed to be the first of its kind in the country by any political party, in order to gear up for Lok Sabha elections. Organised by the Nagpur Rural Congress Committee for Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency agents, party...
  • RSS backs Modi for PM, says BJP must go with the mood of the country 10-09-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: In a big boost for Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Election Campaign Committee Chairman Narendra Modi, RSS on Tuesday backed his Prime Minister candidature. RSS leader Ram Madhav said the party has conveyed its stand to the BJP on Modi's PM candidature. "The mood in the country is...
  • RSS chief remains evasive on question of naming Modi as BJP's PM candidate 10-09-2013 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: After the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Bharatiya Janata Party's 2-day session, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat remained evasive on the question to name Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra as party's prime ministerial candidate. He said the Sangh's job was to advise the BJP and now it upto the party to make the...
  • BJP, RSS decide to appoint Modi as PM candidate: Sources 09-09-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi is likely to be announced as the BJP prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. According to the sources, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have decided to appoint Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. The...
  • RSS-BJP meet: Decision on party's PM candidate to be announced on September 20, say sources 09-09-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet for the second day on Monday. The 2-day brainstorming session was to decide the party's prime ministerial candidate. Sources said the decision will be announced on September 20. The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had already conveyed to...