The announcement of mass resignation came after the volunteers held a six-hour marathon meeting in a school complex at Panaji. Over 100 RSS office bearers accused the top brass of BJP and RSS for conspiring to sack Subhash Velingkar.              

"All office bearers from the district units, sub district units and shakhas with hundreds of others have decided to quit from the RSS until Velingkar Sir is reinstated", said Ramdas Saraf, south district pramukh of the RSS .

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday had removed its Goa chief Subhash Velingkar for ‘working against’ the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state. The RSS said that Velingkar was sacked because the language agitation he was leading–against the BJP-led coalition government–was taking a political turn.

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The Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) has been demanding that regional languages (Konkani and Marathi) be made the medium of instruction in Goa's elementary schools and asked the state to stop grants to English medium schools. Velingkar was removed after BJP president Amit Shah complained against him to the RSS leadership, informed sources said.

Amit Shah Was Shown Black Flag

BJP chief, Amit Shah was shown black flags by members of the outfit during his recent visit to Goa where he had gone to address a meeting of BJP workers near Panaji. Former speaker and Environment and Forest Minister, Rajendra Arlekar said that Velingkar was a guru and an idol for BJP leaders in Goa, but refused to comment when asked if he was disappointed with the state RSS chief’s removal.

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