Continuing with his efforts to reach out to the largest minority community in the country, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is on a two-day Assam visit, on 21 July said that India did not need to learn secularism, socialism, democracy from the world as these are part of our traditions and is in our blood.
Speaking on CAA and NRC issues, the RSS chief said, “These (CAA and NRC) haven’t been formed against any citizen of India. Indian Muslims will face no loss due to CAA. After partition, assurance was given that we’ll take care of the minorities of our country. We’re abiding by that till today, Pakistan didn’t.”
“Given the political situation, CAA & NRC are believed to be bids for political mileage. Some people consider it communal. Be that as it may, we have to be careful. Citizens must see that politics is done properly,” Bhagwat said at the event.
Bhagwat held meetings with senior leaders of the organisation from different parts of Assam and other North-eastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura, an RSS spokesperson said.
Matters related to the organisation and measures for the welfare of people and the society during the pandemic were discussed in the meetings, the spokesperson said.
Bhagwat is scheduled to meet a few political leaders today but their names were not disclosed.
This is the RSS chief’s first visit to Assam after the BJP returned to power for the second consecutive term in the state. Mohan Bhagwat will leave for Chennai on 22 July, the spokesperson said.
The NRC is a method to know that who is the citizen of our country. It is not against any particular religion. In the politics of the country, it will be considered only according to the political mileage. Some people will bring this on communal lines. They make this a Hindu-Muslim issue, but this is not a Hindu-Muslim issue,” Bhagwat said.
The problem arises when someone asks for the rights enshrined in the Constitution but does not to follow the duties, he said.
Mohan Bhagwat said, “We do not have to learn from the world about secularism, socialism and democracy. This is our tradition. Our vision is of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is the family). We don’t have any problems with any region, language or creed. Despite the differences of languages and lifestyles, the Bharatiya (Indian) civilisation is the common connection.”