Credit for NDA formation goes to people: Bhagwat

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 15:29

Bhubaneswar: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the credit for formation of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre goes to the people and not to any individual or party as the change was possible due to their wish.

"Credit for formation of new government goes to the people of the country as they wanted to bring about a change. It was not due to any particular leader or party," Bhagwat said at a function here without naming anyone.

Yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hailed Amit Shah as `Man of the Match` at the BJP National Council Meet in New Delhi.

Stating that people get the government they deserve, Bhagwat said the same individuals as well as the parties were present earlier but no change of guard had been possible.

Mentioning that some people gave credit to the party while others gave credit to "some individuals" for the victory, he said in fact the change came only when the people of the country decided.

The RSS chief also stressed on the security and development of the country and said its responsibility lies with the people and not with the government because voters are "owners" (of state).
"Security of the country is essential for social development," Bhagwat said adding people have now forgotten traditional weapons like "talwars" and other arms have replaced them.

He said security issue had affected many areas including land, water, environment, ecology and business. "If one becomes weak, virus attacks... (remember) the Trojan horse," the RSS chief said, adding, it would have to be seen if someone were opening the door to "enemies".

Delving into preserving of culture, tradition and social bondage of the country, Bhagwat said there was a need to move ahead with new ideas so that social development could take place and one`s own identity could be created.
Taking a dig at diminishing value system in society, he said now people are happy with good employment, money or income but they neglect cleansing the society.

"If the society is cleaned, its members can be cleaned," he said at a function of `Sanskruti Surakshya Samiti` (SSS) on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

PTI

First Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:13

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