In order to “save the democracy” in the country, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat should back INDIA, the opposition bloc, according to Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray-faction) leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday. Raut’s statement followed the RSS chief’s declaration that “some people in the world and in India do not want that India should move forward” during an address to an assembly at “Vijayadashmi Utsav” in Nagpur, Maharashtra. They attempt to incite conflicts and divisions within society.” In response, Raut stated that since the country’s democracy is currently in jeopardy, if Mohan Bhagwat is attempting to send a message to the opposition, he ought to be the first to join the INDIA bloc.
“…If people carrying different ideologies came into the INDIA alliance and they are trying to fight against dictatorship, then Mohan Bhagwat (RSS Chief) should support the INDIA alliance to save the nation, democracy and the constitution,” Raut said while speaking to media in Mumbai.
“During the Emergency, the Sangh leaders of that time were in jail, people having varying views were in jail and later they came together with the Bharatiya Janata Party and formed the Janata Party and ended the dictatorship. You should know this if you don’t know, then I would like to say that Lal Krishna Advani is still alive, he was also in jail, Atal Ji was also sent to jail, people with different views along with him, including Jayprakash Narayan. We have to tell Mohan Bhagwat ji that this is the misfortune of this country”, he added.
The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader reiterated the INDIA bloc’s claim of “Chinese occupation” on a piece of Indian land in Ladakh.