JAMMU: Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest apex body of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is scheduled to meet in the ‘city of temples’ tomorrow for the first time in past 92 years.
The timing of the annual meet is significant, as it is taking place in the backdrop of sudden shift in India’s foreign policy vis-a-vis China and diplomatic offensive against beleaguered Pakistan. Prevailing tensions along the Line of Control is also expected to take centre-stage during intensive discussions.
Since the deliberations are scheduled to take place away from the media glare inside Ved Mandir Complex, speculations were rife whether or not RSS think tank, which had previously met here to thrash out the agenda of the crucial meet, would be sending signals to the BJP led NDA government at the Centre on how to deal with China and to what extent India can go to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Dattatreya Hosabale, Suresh Soni and Dr Krishna Gopal, Sahasarakaryavahs (Joint General Secretaries) besides veterans Indresh Kumar and Arun Kumar are all set to attend deliberations in the company of around 200 Prant Pracharaks. During the meet, RSS Chief is expected to review working of the organisation and spell-out the future agenda for the saffron brigade to propagate among the masses.
Interestingly, RSS is keeping its meeting a low profile affair and avoiding media scrutiny due to choice of venue, the winter capital of J&K.
Deliberately, a sincere effort has been made not to bring to table all the contentious issues such as relevance of Article 370, citizenship rights to West Pakistan Refugees, discrimination with the Jammu region, Union Territory status for Ladakh or conditions of minorities in the State, rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, success of the BJP-PDP alliance government etc.
During the three-day meet discussions are also expected to take place on achievements of the BJP led government at the Centre and how to design pro-people policies to extend maximum benefit of social welfare schemes to the poor people and farming community. Special emphasis on protection of the ‘girl’ child and security of women at work place is expected to be discussed during the meet.
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