Guwahati, January 8, 2017
With Assembly elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland slated later this year, RSS is organizing a rally of its 31,000 Sayam Sevaks here on January 21 from the two states and parts of Assam to reach to more people and “further strengthen” the organisational base.
RSS leaders in Assam said on Monday that the more than 45,000 people from the three states are likely to take part here. The Sangha is also organizing a convention where prominent citizens in Guwahati, MLAs and all Hindu leaders have been invited on how to strengthen RSS base in the three states.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the rally named as Luitporia Hindu Samabesh to be held at the playground of College of Veterinary Science here at Khanapara.
“Similar meetings were organised in other parts of the country and this is for the first time we are organizing such a massive rally in Guwahati.We have invited our members in Nagaland, Meghalaya and the entire Brahmaputra Valley in Assam. At least 20 recognized traditional kings from the three states have also been invited. Such meeting is organised for expansion of the organisational activities, improve the Sangh’s capacity and motivate workers,” said an RSS leader here.
Although the Sangh leaders did not spell out anything about the Assembly elections, timing of the rally has made many here believe that the RSS would try to strengthen BJP’s base in the three states ahead of the Assembly elections and next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
BJP has already exuded it’s confidence that it would wrest power from Congress in Meghalaya, NPF in Nagaland and CPM in Tripura. BJP president Amit Shah visited Meghalaya and Tripura on Sunday to kick off the party’s election campaign.
Although RSS is not so strong in Meghalaya and Nagaland, it’s activities increased in the four states after BJP formed government in Asaam in May 2016. The RSS has intensified it’s membership drive in the four states.