Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

  • 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...
  • RSS imprint on BJP chief Amit Shah's new team, seven party members get key posts August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The imprint of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Bharatiya Janata Party's new team is certain with as many as seven RSS members being given key posts in BJP President Amit Shah's newly constituted core team. Ram Madhav, who has been the media face of the RSS, has been...
  • 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 compares Modi to Subhash Chandra Bose, Vajpayee to Mahatma Gandhi May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar on Friday hit out at people calling the RSS communal. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Indresh Kumar said that BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is like former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, comparing them to Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi. "Atal Bihari...
  • Ram Mandir is not an election issue: RSS to BJP March 11, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday told BJP that Ram Mandir is no longer a major election issue for them. It has asked the party to focus on other national affairs. This comes after the RSS held a four day strategy meeting. ...
  • 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 hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says he can have his own ideology February 8, 2014

    Hitting back at the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader MG Vaidya said, "Rahul is allowed to have his own opinion. It's the Congress's political strategy to constantly target the RSS." ...
  • RSS calls BJP leaders’ meet to discuss economic agenda for 2014 January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has called a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Tuesday. The BJP leaders are to discuss economic agenda for the year 2014. It is being reported that senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha, Prakash Javadekar and Murlidhar...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh November 16, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion...
  • RSS to focus on social media to connect with teenagers October 27, 2013

    In a bid to connect with youth, especially those in urban areas, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is increasingly turning to the internet and social media even as it claims increased student participation as a result of these efforts. Youths are associating in large numbers with the organisation, which has opened 1,000...
  • BJP likely to announce Modi as its PM candidate on Friday September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board is likely to meet on Friday to make the announcement of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Election campaign chief Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The announcement is likely to be made after the BJP's parliamentary...
  • RSS backs Modi for PM, says BJP must go with the mood of the country September 10, 2013

    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 clear...
  • BJP, RSS decide to appoint Modi as PM candidate: Sources September 9, 2013

    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...
  • Ayodhya Yatra becomes a political issue, BJP to raise matter in Parliament August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Ayodhya Yatra has once again become a political battle in Uttar Pradesh with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) hitting out at the Samajwadi Party government for denying them permission to undertake the yatra. The BJP said that it will bring up the issue...
  • There was no discussion on PM candidate at BJP-RSS meet: Rajnath Singh August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh met on Thursday to discuss better coordination between the Sangh and the BJP in the run-up to the next general elections. This was their first meeting after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's anointment...
  • Crucial meet between BJP and RSS to decide poll strategy underway August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: 1: 50 pm: BJP leader LK Advani, who had earlier expressed his dissatisfaction over the anointment of Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi as BJP Campaign Committee Chief skipped the crucial party meet. "Advaniji had to leave for a condolence meet of our party leader, who was murdered in...
  • Modi supporters push for making him PM candidate; BJP-RSS meet today August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will meet later on Thursday to finalise their poll strategy. This is their first meeting after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's anointment as poll campaign panel chief and senior leader LK...
  • RSS gives training in making of bombs: Digvijaya Singh July 25, 2013

    Neemuch (MP): Known for his Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) bashing, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday alleged that the organisation gives training in the making of bombs. He told reporters that he was saying this on the basis of incidents that had taken place in the state in the past. Singh said...
  • RSS tries to placate Advani, sidelines its key coordinator July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is trying to placate senior BJP Leader LK Advani by sidelining its key coordinator Suresh Soni. Sources said that the RSS may replace Soni, who is the RSS point person with the BJP, with a panel of coordinators before the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • LK Advani assured a say in selecting BJP's PM candidate? June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat played peacemaker on Tuesday and averted the Bharatiya Janata Part's crisis by convincing LK Advani to come back into the party fold. Advani withdrew his resignation and has now returned to all party posts. The announcement was made by BJP President Rajnath...
  • Full text: BJP statement on truce with Advani June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The infighting may be over. The reconciliation may have been achieved. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday announced that party patriarch LK Advani, who resigned from all posts within the party on Monday, had agreed to abide by its decision and paid heed to the chief of its...
  • RSS calls Gehlot's 'no links with RSS' affidavit for sportsmen 'illegal' April 13, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Spokesperson Ram Madhav has spoken out against the bizarre order in Rajasthan which stated that sportsmen who had any affiliation or links with the RSS or the Jamaat-e-Islami, would be disqualified from receiving any state government awards. Madhav called the practice 'illegal' on social networking site...
  • Rajasthan CM makes sportsmen sign 'no links with RSS' affidavit April 13, 2013

    Jaipur: If one is a sportsperson in Rajasthan who has had anything to do with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or the Jamaat-e-Islami, they will now not qualify for the state government's awards. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has taken his fight with the RSS to bizarre levels making top...
  • RK Singh rebuffs Bhagwat's India, Bharat remark January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There can be no basis to distinguish between rural and urban India when it comes to crimes against women, Union Home Secretary RK Singh said Friday following Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that "westernisation" in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing cases of rape. "There...
  • Nothing to do with allegations against Gadkari: RSS October 26, 2012

    New Delhi: In an attempt to distance itself from the corruption allegations made against Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in a statement on Friday said that it has nothing to do with the matter. "RSS has nothing to do with any of the allegations. It is...
  • Did RSS members benefit from Gadkari's Purti Group? October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations of dubious funding of his companies, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday got an all round support, not just from the RSS, but from the BJP's top brass. It started with Nagpur, where senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya called the allegations against Gadkari a trial by...
  • Narendra Modi to meet RSS chief on Sunday October 20, 2012

    Nagpur: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leadership in Nagpur on Sunday. Modi, who is facing Assembly elections in his state in December, will be arriving here in morning, RSS sources said. He will meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and others and return in the...
  • Ex-RSS chief K Sudershan to be cremated today September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Former chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), K Sudarshan, who passed away on Saturday following a heart attack, will be cremated in Nagpur on Sunday. He was 81. The cremation ceremony will be attended by BJP leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley. Sudarshan gave...
  • Digvijay slams Ramdev's 'five-star satyagraha' June 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at Baba Ramdev's luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday slammed the yoga guru's fast against corruption by calling it a "five star satyagraha". "The Baba travels in a private jet, stays in a five-star luxury hotel, and has the money for such arrangements before...
  • Kerala CPI-M mayor attends RSS function, suspended February 25, 2010

    Kollam: A senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader in Kerala lost his job as Kollam Municipal Corporation mayor and was suspended from his party on Thursday for being present at a function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). N Padmalochan inaugurated the organising committee office for state-level meetings of the...