Watch over implementation of Constitution: RSS chief
Says the onus is on citizens and people’s organisations
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.
Checks and balances: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaking in Nagpur on Saturday. Bhaiyyaji Joshi is at right.