Bilaspur (HP): Launching a scathing attack on the UPA government, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat condemned the government’s move to bring Communal Violence Prevention Bill and introduce Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector in the country.

“The new introductions will prove disastrous for the country. While the Communal Violence Bill will target the social order, the FDI will further weaken the country’s economy,” Bhagwat said while addressing a rally of Sangh volunteers here on Wednesday.

Terming the Communal Violence Bill against the basic structure of honourable Constitution, the Sangh leader said, “This will weaken unity and integrity of the nation and invite communal tension rather than solve it.”

Bhagwat also expressed his concerns over price rise and termed the Centre’s policies insufficient in boosting the economy. “The rupee is depreciating day by day against dollars. The trend is really worrisome for the country’s economy,” he added.

He further said that the Centre’s measure to allow 51 percent FDI in retail will degrade the position of local retail sectors and lead to their collapse.

“FDI introduction will facilitate flow of money from India to foreign countries rather than boosting our economy,” Bhagwat said.

Expressing his concern over the menace of corruption, he urged the general public to become more aware and understand their duties and rights.

“Even if the country has come out in demand of Lokpal Bill, corruption can only be curbed by pure change of attitude. Unless every individual change their attitude, the menace can never be checked,” the RSS chief said.

He cautioned the people against threat to security from China and Pakistan.

"The country is facing serious threat from Pakistan in the west and from China on the northern border. Hence, the government must understand the threat and make prior arrangements in order to face the challenges,” Bhagwat said.

JPN/Bureau