JAIPUR : The chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat, on the second day of the organisation’s Chaitanya Shivir in Jamdoli on the city outskirts on Saturday, highlighted corruption as the major issue facing the nation.
Addressing 8,000 volunteers of the organization from the Jaipur region, Bhagwat, during the formal inaugural session of its camp, spoke openly over the issue for the first time. “Corruption is the biggest challenge we face today,” said Bhagwat, adding that those who are involved in corrupt practices are elected to power by the voters.
“Crowds show up in support of Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare but when it comes to elections, caste plays a major role. Will the voters go beyond regionalism, caste etc. and vote in elections?” said Bhagwat.
According to sources, the RSS chief’s speech was a clear give away about corruption being a major issue for the organisation in the future.
Bhagwat also focused on social engineering and the role of RSS pracharaks in it. He said that there was a need to get those from the backward classes into the mainstream of the society. “Everybody has to work together to ensure a strong and ideal society and unless we all work together, we cannot talk about a strong nation. One has to think beyond regionalism and casteism,” he added. He said that noble men don’t make a strong nation but the efforts of the common man help make a strong nation and noble men.
For thousands of RSS volunteers at the camp, Bhagwat advised not to waste their energy shouting away during the campaign but conserve it for the day the nation needs it the most. “You should aim at your target like Arjun who had nothing in view except for what he was aiming at,” said Bhagwat.