The RSS’ top policy making body has begun its three-day session in Bangalore on Friday. (JPN/Agencies)
"Modi is a strong leader. He is a swayamsevak himself and we are proud of it. The country wants a change. He has proved his worth in Gujarat," RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told reporters after the inauguration of the RSS' Akhil Bharateeya Pratinidhi Sabha meeting in Bangalore.
Hosabale said that Ram Mandir is not on the agenda for this meeting but it is an issue for RSS among other crucial problems facing the country.
"No, this time we do not have any such (Ram Mandir) proposal for discussions in the meeting because there is no government to implement it," he said.
The meeting would discuss issues of price rise, security and the country's pride, Hosabale said. It would also discuss the ‘big issue’ of minority politics.
Hosabale said, "The present UPA government, in the name of minority politics, is dividing society by trying to enact several legislations like Communal Violence Bill and through Sachar Committee report and trying to establish Equal Opportunity Commission."
The Equal Opportunity Commission speaks of giving equal opportunities for one particular religious minority, he said. "Everybody should be given equal opportunities, not only one religious community," Hosabale added.
On being asked about how RSS is looking at the emergence of Aam Aadmi Party, Hosabale said that there is no problem for any new party to come into being, but experience of governance counts much and people are looking at such factors.
"There is no problem in the formation of a new party. However, experience in running a government counts much and people are considering these factors as they witnessed a 49-day government in Delhi," he said.
"People are wise and definitely take a decision on who has the potential to govern, and the experience of Delhi government is a lesson," he said.
The RSS’ top policy making body has begun its three-day session in Bangalore on Friday.