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HOW SANGH OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS ARE ADVANCING THE RSS’S SO­CIAL AGENDA

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LABOUR IS­SUES

SANGH OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: Bharatiya Maz­door Sangh, Laghu Udyog Bharati KEY MOVERS: Saji Narayanan, Vri­jesh Upad­hyay, B. Suren­dran, Ji­ten­der Gupta IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: Labour re­forms, PSU sell­offs, rail­way/ de­fence pro­duc­tion MOST RE­CENT WIN Re­vival of Na­tional So­cial Se­cu­rity Board for Unor­gan­ised Work­ers (got three mem­bers on board), halted PM Modi’s labour re­forms, PSU sale

ED­U­CA­TION

KEY OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: ABVP, Shik­sha Bachao An­dolan, Shik­sha San­skriti Ut­than Nyas, Vidya Bharati, Rashtriya Shaik­shik Ma­hasangh et al KEY MOVERS: Su­nil Am­bekar, Di­nanath Ba­tra, Atul Kothari, Kapil Kapoor et al IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: New ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy, al­ter­na­tive his­tory MOST RE­CENT WIN: Hin­dutva ide­o­logues ap­pointed in key ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions

ECON­OMY

SANGH OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: Swadeshi Ja­gran Manch, Laghu Udyog Bharati KEY MOVERS: Ash­wani Ma­ha­jan, Kash­miri Lal, Bhag­wati P. Sharma IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: Al­ter­na­tive eco­nomics, trade bal­ance with China, GST, pub­lic pol­icy MOST RE­CENT WIN: Al­ter­ations in the dis­in­vest­ment clauses of PSUs and changes in the GST im­ple­men­ta­tion, tax slabs

HEALTH

KEY OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: SJM, Na­tional Med­i­cal Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Ar­o­gya Bharati KEY MOVERS: Ash­wani Ma­ha­jan, Anil Sharma IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: Health for all, Ar­o­gya Bharat, Ayush­man Bharat, generic drugs, health­care MOST RE­CENT WIN: Halted in­tro­duc­tion of RUTF, HPV, re-em­pha­sis on Na­tional Health In­sur­ance

AGRI­CUL­TURE

SANGH OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, SJM KEY MOVERS: Prab­hakar Kelkar, Badri­narayan Choud­hary and oth­ers IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: MSP, ac­cess to mar­kets, ir­ri­ga­tion, nix­ing GM seeds MOST RE­CENT WIN: Bam­boo mis­sion; re-em­pha­sis on farmer-pro­ducer or­gan­i­sa­tions; 1.5x MSP com­mit­ment in bud­get; halted in­tro­duc­tion of GM seeds

COM­MERCE

SANGH OR­GAN­I­SA­TION: SJM KEY MOVERS: Ash­wani Ma­ha­jan, R. Sun­daram, Sub­hash Sharma IS­SUES OF IN­TER­EST: In­dia’s stand at WTO, mul­ti­lat­er­als and bi­lat­er­als, FDI, anti-dump­ing, patents MOST RE­CENT WIN: Over­haul of FTA strat­egy; over 100 anti-dump­ing du­ties on Chi­nese im­ports; halted FDI in multi-brand re­tail, brown­field pharma, se­cu­rity agen­cies

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