Peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions should not be 'lack­eys' of those in power: RSS chief

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Rashtriya Swayam­se­vak Sangh (RSS) chief Mo­han Bhag­wat on Satur­day said "peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions" should not be "lack­eys" of those in power and stay away from power pol­i­tics.

Speak­ing at an event or­gan­ised in the mem­ory of Dattopant Then­gadi, the founder of RSS af­fil­i­ate Bharatiya Maz­door Sangh, Bhag­wat said the gov­ern­ing sys­tem has to work as per the Con­sti­tu­tion and vigilant cit­i­zens led by "Lok San­gathan" (peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions) will have to en­sure it, re­ports PTI.

"What is the guar­an­tee that the gov­ern­ing sys­tem (satta) will fol­low the Con­sti­tu­tion? The guar­an­tee is vigilant cit­i­zens led by peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions and hence, they should not be lack­eys of power," he said.

The RSS chief said there are sev­eral peo­ple in power who are will­ing to bring changes, but their hands are tied due to the ex­ist­ing sys­tem.

"Peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions should stay away from pol­i­tics of power...Power is a sys­tem. Be­ing a part of sys­tem, power never helps bring changes. In power, there are sev­eral per­sons who want changes, but their hands are tied due to the sys­tem of power," Bhag­wat said.

Speak­ing about the life of Then­gadi, Bhag­wat said that ev­ery­one should fol­low his life.

"We have to see his (Then­gadi) life as per his ide­ol­ogy. We also have to see what emo­tions he filled in the or­gan­i­sa­tions set up by him," the RSS chief added.

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