Watch over im­ple­men­ta­tion of Con­sti­tu­tion: RSS chief

Says the onus is on cit­i­zens and peo­ple’s or­gan­i­sa­tions

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Rashtriya Swayam­se­vak Sangh (RSS) chief Mo­han Bhag­wat on Satur­day said that only vig­i­lance by

(peo­ple’s or­gan­i­sa­tions) could guar­an­tee that gov­ern­ments fol­lowed the Con­sti­tu­tion, and that such or­gan­i­sa­tions should not be “lack­eys” of the pow­ers-that-be.

Mr. Bhag­wat was speak­ing at a lec­ture or­gan­ised by an RSS af­fil­i­ate, Swadeshi Ja­garan Manch, in mem­ory of its late men­tor, Dat­topant Then­gadi.

“What is the guar­an­tee that the gov­ern­ing sys­tem

will fol­low the Con­sti­tu­tion? The guar­an­tee is vig­i­lant cit­i­zens led by peo­ple’s or­gan­i­sa­tions and hence, they should not be lack­eys of power,” Mr. Bhag­wat said.

“Peo­ple's or­gan­i­sa­tions should stay away from pol­i­tics

sang­hathans (satta) lok

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,” he added.

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

“We have to see his 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.

PTI ■

Checks and bal­ances: RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat speak­ing in Nag­pur on Satur­day. Bhaiyyaji Joshi is at right.

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