"Velingkar has been removed from his post with immediate effect for faulting a political outfit and working against the Goa government," RSS publicity head Manmohan Vaidya said.

Velingkar on Monday said the BJP had "betrayed" the electorate's trust by going back on its promise to back the use of regional languages as a medium of instruction in the state's primary schools.

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"This government should not be too sure that they are going to be back in power after the elections, because they have betrayed the trust of the people in the issue of regional languages," he said.

This was not the first time that Velingkar had shown his displeasure with the ruling BJP government in Goa. Earlier, he had been at loggerheads with the ruling BJP over grants to educational institutions.

Velingkar also led a campaign against disbursement of government grants to schools where the medium of instruction is English.

Amit Shah Shown Black Flags By Goa RSS Chief

Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah was shown black flags by members of a regional languages front headed by Velingkar.

Nearly 200 demonstrators of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Samiti (BBSM), headed by Velingkar, shouted anti-BJP slogans and waved flags in protest as Shah's convoy of vehicles approached an indoor stadium near Panaji, where he was to address a convention of Bharatiya Janata Party's poll booth workers.

Shah had raised the issue with RSS top brass in a meeting last week in Bhopal which was attended by Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Krishna Gopal.


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