Pune: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has taken note of the country-wide protests against the deemed dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by a Supreme Court order.
The issue will be discussed by the front-rank leaders of the RSS in the five-day national executive meeting in Pune district.
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sarkaryavah Manmohan Vaidya announced this on Monday at a press conference.
The RSS meet will take place at Kolvan village in Mulshi taluka of the district. Around 80 top functionaries from across the country will take part in the meet. The meeting will happen from April 17 to 21. This meeting is held once a decade. The last meeting took place at Dharmsthal in 2007.
Briefing reporters, Vaidya said,“We are holding a press conference regarding the meeting for the first time to clarify that no political issue will be discussed in the meeting. No party leaders have been invited. Organisation-related matters such as its expansion, increasing number of volunteers as well as issues related to forces fomenting trouble in the country will be discussed.”
He said, “Pravin Togadia has some objection regarding the Vishwa Hindu Parishad polls. But he is a swayamsevak (volunteer).”
He said the work of RSS is growing and its acceptance in society is increasing.
Explaining the growth of the RSS, he said on an average 87,000 requests were posted on the portal rss.org to join the RSS during 2014 to 2017. In 2017, the figure reached 1,87,000. This showed that the RSS is spreading after overcoming many hurdles.
“The participation of the RSS has also increased exponentially as well as the goodwill of society towards it has also increased. The meet will take into account these things and also current developments,” he said.