Gorakhpur: In another gesture of support to
Team Anna, RSS on Friday said it will stand behind any individual
or organisation taking up the fight against corruption.
At the three-day national Executive Meeting of the RSS
here, the Sangh fountainhead`s head of Pracharaks (propagators)
Manmohan Vaidya said "full support" would be given to all
organisations and individuals who fight against corruption.
This statement has come at a time when Gandhian Anna
Hazare has said there was no support from RSS to his campaign
for a Jan Lokpal Bill and the fast that he undertook at
Ramlila grounds in New Delhi.
He has even attacked Congress general secretary Digivjay
Singh for making this suggestion.
"Not a single member of the RSS was present at my
agitation and this could be a joint attempt by Congress and
the RSS to defame me," Hazare had said.
While Anna has tried to distance himself from the RSS,
the latter has emphasised on several occasions that its cadre
was present in big numbers at the civil society activist`s
RSS also spoke against the attack on Bhushan two days
back in the lawyer`s chamber in the Supreme Court.
"The Sangh does not support the violent act against a
member of Team Anna," Vaidya said, in reply to a question.
However, the Sangh is clear about its policy on Kashmir
and maintains it is an integral part of India.
Bhushan was beaten up by members of a right-wing outfit
which was opposed to his view that a plebiscite should be held
in Kashmir to decide its fate.
Incidentally, Hazare has himself differed with Bhushan on
this issue, saying the lawyer`s opinion is personal and does
not reflect the views of Team Anna.
Hazare said Kashmir is a part of India and will continue
to be so.
The RSS is holding a three-day conclave here that
A resolution on Chinese intrusions into India and the
growing threat from the neighbouring country as well as the
need to strengthen border security is expected to be passed
during the meet.
The proposed Communal Violence Bill will also be
The RSS is opposed to it as it feels the majority
community is being targeted and will be held accountable for
any communal riot that takes place.
The Sangh founthead will take stock of its
organisational functioning and discuss ways to improve it
during the conclave, Vaidya said.