Many de­par­tures in key RSS meet­ing

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A cru­cial three­day meet of the RSS called Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Man­dal (ABKM) got un­der­way in Bhopal on Thurs­day. The man­date of the ABKM meet is to re­view the achieve­ments and ac­tiv­i­ties of the Sangh and look into ways of ex­pand­ing its foot­print. But the ABKM would also be dis­cussing the broad con­tours of its pol­icy for the next three years.

Se­nior RSS Dat­ta­treya Hos­a­bale down­played a ques­tion on whether vet­eran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi com­plained about the govern­ment to RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat. “He might have come here for some other rea­son,” Hos­a­bale told re­porters.

“ABKM will also be brain­storm­ing on var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties of the Sangh,” RSS pub­lic­ity head Man­mo­han Vaidya said.

The meet­ing this time has been trun­cated in terms of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of sev­eral sis­ter or­gan­i­sa­tions. Only those with mass sup­port have been in­cluded.

In yet an­other de­par­ture from the past, the ABKM would not be pass­ing any res­o­lu­tions, which was the prac­tice ear­lier. Now, res­o­lu­tions, which used to make na­tional head­lines, would be passed only in the Akhil Bharatiya Pr­tinidhi Sabha (ABPS) which meets ev­ery year in March.

An­other sig­nif­i­cant dis­cus­sion that it likely to take place at the meet­ing is over the fact that RSS’ sec­ond in com­mand or ‘sarkaryavah’ Bhaiyyaji Joshi’s ten­ure is com­ing to an end in March 2018. He is serv­ing his third term as the gen­eral sec­re­tary.

— PTI

RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat with Sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

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