Guwahati Jan 21,2018: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said Hindutva is about embracing all people despite diversity in language, culture and food habits.
“Existence of language, culture and religion is linked with the existence of the country. Hindutva has always embraced such diversity and so India is called a Hindu rashtra. But when this Hindutva was forgotten, the country got divided. Pakistan was born because of this and even Bangladesh, despite having linguistic similarity could not become part of India because of this reason,” Bhagwat said while addressing a rally here.
Over 40,000 RSS swayamsevaks from Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland attended the rally named Luitporia Hindu Samabesh here.
“India forgot enmity with Pakistan on August 15, 1947 when the country was divided but Pakistan has not done so even today. We believe in strengthening the country and freeing it from poverty and exploitation in order to win hearts of the country. We always spread the message that we have to learn the culture of living together and taking all along.”
Political party leaders, Vaishnavite satradhikars, titular Kings of various ethnic communities from the three states, Assam chief minister and several other ministers sat in the dais when Bhagwat addressed the rally.
Although RSS leaders here claimed that the rally was aimed at strengthening the organisational base, timing of the rally ahead of Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura raised questions from many. Congress in Assam had yesterday said the rally was aimed at polarising voters in the name religion for the benefit of BJP.
BJP leader in-charge of Northeast, Ram Madhab also attended the rally.