RSS to brainstorm on strategy for poll-bound states

Discussions on upcoming elections in four states, including Uttar Pradesh, and steps to spread RSS' programmes.

PTI| Updated: Jul 10, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Kanpur: Discussions on upcoming elections in four states, including Uttar Pradesh, and steps to spread RSS' programmes are likely to be the focus of the five-day annual meeting of it's regional office-bearers starting here on Monday.

According to sources, the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab, slated for next year, are likely to be discussed in detail and strategy would be chalked out to ensure BJP's victory in the elections at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh meeting, which is an annual affair.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi and 41 regional pracharaks have arrived in the city for the annual meeting, Prant Prachar Pramukh Mohan Agarwal today said, adding that informal meetings are going on among the leaders.

The sources said BJP national general secretaries Ram Lal and Ram Madhav might participate in the meeting.

On speculation that Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah would also participate in the meeting, Agrawal said he has no information in this regard.

The annual meeting of regional pracharaks from across the country will be held in a private engineering college in Bithur here, he said.

In the first phase of the meeting from July 11-13, discussions will be held on social issues, Agarwal said.

In the second phase, 40 organisations associated with RSS, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and BJP and Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, will participate in the meeting.

Agarwal said the meeting is an annual affair and policy related decisions or proposals will not be taken up.

The private engineering college campus, where the meeting is going to be held, will be kept out of bounds for the media.