India Can Make Progress if Run on Hinduism: Bhagwat (RSS Chief)March 1, 2010
Asserting that India would make progress only if run on the lines of Hinduism, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here today that those who were Indians were Hindus and if one was not a Hindu he could not be an Indian.
“For us the word Hindu did not mean any religion but a way of life,” he said at the annual function of the local RSS and the Hindu Samagam here.
He said that the Union Finance Minister had in his budget speech quoted from Chanakaya but this was totally out of context.
Bhagwat said that what Chanakaya had said was valid for his times and not the present-day India.
The RSS Chief hit out equally at America and China for trying to undermine India in a number of ways.
Bhagwat said that while America dumped rejected and cheap drugs in India, China was making attempts to make sure that it alone was the most powerful power in South Asia.
He said that as part of this efforts, China was playing an active role in Nepal while at the same trying to cow down India.
Before Bhagwat’s speech, a large number of Swayamsevaks gave a demonstration of various physical exercises.
The RSS Chief said that the partition of the country in 1947 did not lead to any good for anyone in the sub-continent.
Bhagwat said that till today Pakistan had not prospered as a nation although it continued to be a headache for India at many times.
He said that Pakistan always used the Kashmir issue to create problems with India and that the problem can be resolved only with the merger of POK with India.
We were so meek that we went for talks with Pakistan although it used the time taken by talks to prepare for more terrorist attacks, he said.
The RSS Chief said the same thing applies to the manner in which the Centre was getting ready to hold talks with Naxalites.