Nagpur: BJP's ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Monday put its newly introduced uniform on sale at its national headquarters here.
This came several months after the right-wing outfit announced its decision to change its `ganvesh' (dropping the trademark knicker for full pant).
The Sangh sympathisers say that it is no big deal and in no way marks a shift in the RSS 'Hindutva' ideology.
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However, the move is seen by many as an attempt by the RSS to increase its outreach to help its political wing - BJP - retain power at the Centre in 2019.
For the last three decades, the RSS workers have attended Vjiayadashami rallies in 'purna ganvesh' of half-pants, white short, black topi, brown belt, black shoes and lathi.
However, during the winters ,the cadres found wearing the half pant quite a problem.
The RSS central leadership believes that the youths will be more comfortable in full pants now.
"I believe the RSS has done this with 2019 elections in mind and get the youngsters on board to get Narendra Modi retain the seat at the helm," Dilip Deodhar, an avid Sangh-watcher, claims.