Mohan Bhagwat

BJP playing politics over Ram temple: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said BJP was playing ‘politics’ in the name of lord Ram. “BJP has been playing politics in the name of Ram and it has nothing to do with faith (shraddha) in him,” Nitish Kumar told media persons here in reference to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on the Ram temple issue. The chief minister said BJP was keen to keep alive the issue of

Ram temple will be a real tribute to Ashok Singhal: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said serious attempts should be made to accomplish the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Speaking at a condolence meeting that was organized to pay tributes to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) patron Ashok Singhal, he recalled Singhal’s last meeting with him earlier this month and said he wanted two things to be accomplished–construction of Ram temple at Ram Janambhoomi and propagation of Vedas.

Jitan Ram Manjhi blames RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Amit Shah for Bihar poll debacle

Former chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday blamed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah for the debacle of the BJP-led alliance in Bihar. “Bhagwat’s statement on review of reservation for Dalits and OBCs harmed the NDA’s prospects as it was made one of the main issues by the Grand Alliance,” Manjhi told the media here. Manjhi said the issue of reservation in educational institutions

Bihar poll verdict will settle reservation issue: Sharad Yadav

The poll verdict of Bihar will settle the issue of reservation in favour of the quota beneficiaries permanently, according to JD(U) President Sharad Yadav. The JD-U leader said both the issues of “social disparity and development” are important in Bihar polls, while noting that majority of people in Bihar hail from the reserved categories. “Bihar election will protect the tool of reservation provided to deprived sections by our Constitution. I

There is new hope in the country: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

In his Vijayadashmi speech, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat said that there is new hope in the country as India is poised to become the leader of the world. Addressing a mammoth ‘Vijaydashami Utsav’ gathering, Bhagwat said, “Two years ago, there was an atmosphere of disappointment, now there is a feeling of hope.” “The primary thing to think about is how to make India a leading nation

Reservation row: Anna Hazare is 'anti-poor, anti-Dalit', says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday hit out at Anna Hazare over his remarks on reservation, saying the veteran social activist is in the same league as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah who are against the poor, backward and Dalits. “There is no difference between Anna ji, Mohan Bhagwat ji, Modi ji and Amit Shah. They all are anti-poor,

RSS is like supreme court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row

Taking a dig at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s call for review of reservation policy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said  that the Sangh is like a supreme court to BJP and added that such thought is dangerous for the country. “The recent comments by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the issue of reservation clearly shows that he thinks that the present status of the reservation policy is not

Mohan Bhagwat pitches for reservation policy review amid Patel quota stir

Amid the continuing Patel quota stir in Gujarat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has pitched for a review of the reservation policy, contending it has been used for political ends and suggesting setting up of an apolitical committee to examine who needs the facility and for how long. “Interest groups are formed because we have certain aspirations in democracy. At the same time, we should remember that through interest groups we

No directions, only suggestions from RSS: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described as a “think tank” the recent meeting between RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues and made it clear that no appraisal was made of their performance by the BJP’s ideological mentor. Singh also rejected the opposition charge that RSS was running the government. “We have discussed all issues concerning the country — be it the economy, education, culture, national security

Mohan Bhagwat asks Hindus to stand united for a strong nation

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has exhorted the Hindus to stand united by setting aside their differences in order to make the country strong.   “Bharat will become strong (samarth) only when Hindus stand for the country by keeping aside all their differences for the sake of the nation,” Bhagwat said yesterday while addressing ‘Narmada Hindu Sangam’ at the historic Maheshwar town on the banks of Narmada river here. “India was

Mohan Bhagwat upset with BJP move to project Kiran Bedi as Delhi CM?

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is unhappy with the projection of Kiran Bedi, who on Thursday joined the BJP, as chief ministerial candidate of the party in Delhi. According to a report published in Time of India, Bhagwat is glad that a woman of Kiran Bedi’s stature and calibre has joined the saffron outfit but has taken strong exception to the hurried and immediate portrayal of her as

Sakshi Maharaj stokes another controversy, asks Hindus to have 4 kids

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has stoked controversy with his remarks yet again by asking Hindu women to have at least four children, drawing criticism and ridicule from opposition which demanded a clarification from the government. “We have accepted the slogan Hum do, hamara ek. Now these traitors are not satisfied. They have given another slogan Hum do aur hamara…. They are advocating marriage of a girl to a girl, boy to another