पर्रिकर रूढ परिभाषेतील “नेता” कधीच नव्हते, लोकांनीच त्यांना नेता मानले होते. मनोहर पर्रिकर हे सर्वांचे “भाई” होते. गोव्यात, कोकणात “भाई” हे केवळ आदरार्थी संबोधन नाही. ते एक आश्वासक नाते आहे. पर्रिकर यांना शासकीय अधिकारी सोडले तर कोणी कधीच …साहेब .. सर.. म्हटल्याचे स्मरत नाही.
संघाची गोवा विभागाची समन्वय बैठक व्हायची, त्यात जर पर्रिकर उपस्थित असले तर त्यासारखी गंमत नाही. समाजाच्या तळागाळात जाऊन काम करणारे संघ सृष्टीतील संस्थांचे कार्यकर्ते विविध विषयांवर चर्चा करीत, समस्या मांडत आणि अनेकदा भाजपचे सरकार असल्याने त्याच बैठकीत उपस्थित असणाऱ्या भाजपच्या कार्यकर्त्याना अप्रत्यक्षपणे जाब विचारण्यातही कोणी मागेपुढे पाहात नसे.
समोरून येणारे वाक्बाण हसत हसत झेलत मिश्किल हसत, त्या कार्यकर्त्याला अजून जोरकस टिपण्णी करण्यासाठी प्रोत्साहित करणारे मुख्यमंत्री नाही तर त्याच बैठकीतील एक कार्यकर्ता केवळ याच भूमिकेत तिथे रमलेले पर्रिकर आठवतात.
पर्रिकर अश्या बैठकांना फार कमी वेळा येऊ शकले. भाजपवर, सरकारवर टीका आपलेच अन्य क्षेत्रातील कार्यकर्ते करताहेत यात काही गैर आहे असे त्यांना कधीच वाटले नाही. याउलट, तो कार्यकर्ता किंवा कार्यकर्ती किती उत्कटपणे आपल्या क्षेत्राचा विषय मदत आहे, याचे कौतुक त्यांच्या चेहऱ्यावर दिसायचे.
चहाचा ब्रेक झाला की त्या वेळात मग ती ‘आक्रमणकारी’ कार्यकर्ती “भाई” ना भेटून आपल्या बोलण्याचे समर्थन
करायला लागताच, तिने सरकारवर
टीका करायला अजून कोणते मुद्दे घ्यायला हवे होते ते समजावून सांगणारे मनोहरभाई अनेकांनी अनुभवले असतील.
“दोळ्यांत दुका कित्यांक !”
एकदा एका विद्यार्थी हिताच्या मुद्दयाबद्दल चर्चा करण्यासाठी
आम्ही विद्यार्थी परिषदेचे काही कार्यकर्ते मुख्यमंत्री दालनात मुख्यमंत्री पर्रिकरांसोबत
नेहमीच जशी चालायची तशी खडाजंगी स्वरूपाची चर्चा करीत होतो. अचानक त्यांनी कोणाला तरी
आत बोलवायला सांगितले.
साधारण पासष्टीच्या वयाचे एक गृहस्थ आणि एक विशीतील युवती
दालनात आले. बाप-लेक कोणता तरी प्रश्न मांडत होते… त्यांच्या कोकणीवरुन लक्षात आले
की बहुधा गोव्याच्या दक्षिण टोकाला असणार्या काणकोण तालुक्यातील ते असावेत. बाबांनी
आयुष्यात केलेले कष्ट त्यांच्या चेहर्यावरून.. अंगकाठीवरून दिसत होते. त्यांची लेक
मात्र अत्यंत उद्विग्नपणे अनेक गोष्टी मुख्यमंत्र्यांना ऐकवत होती. शासकीय खात्याकडून
अन्याय घडावा असे काही त्यांच्या बाबतीत घडले असावे. पर्रिकर त्या युवतीचे शांतपणे
‘ऐकून घेत’ मध्ये मध्ये
जमेल तशी सफाई तिला देत होते. बोलता बोलता अचानक संताप अनावर होऊन त्या युवतीच्या डोळ्यात
पाणी तरारले…. आणि मुख्यमंत्री पर्रिकर स्तब्ध झाले. काही क्षण शांततेत गेले.
आतून गहीवरलेले पर्रिकर तिला म्हणाले, “दोळ्यांत दुका कित्यांक !” (डोळ्यात अश्रु का आले!) … बस्स इतकेच !
त्या बापलेकीचा प्रश्न नक्की सुटला असेलच. पण एका मुख्यमंत्र्याची
आपल्या लोकांच्या बाबतीतली ती संवेदना नि:शब्दपणे आम्हाला स्पर्शून गेली. जाहीर सभांमध्ये
लोकहिताच्या वल्गना करणारे राजकारणी पाहण्याची सवय असलेल्या समाजाला त्यांच्यात नाळ
गुंतलेला एक असा मुख्यमंत्री अनुभवायला मिळत होता.
पर्रिकरांचा पिंड हा राजकारण्याचा कधीच नव्हता. ते स्वतःलाही कधी राजकारणी.. नेता.. वगैरे मानीत नसत. त्यामुळे त्यांना ना वेष बदलायला लागला ना भाषा. ‘संघाने सांगितले म्हणून मी इथे आहे. उद्या संघाने सांगितले अन्य क्षेत्रात काम कर, तर तिथे जाणार!’ आपल्या राजकीय अस्तित्वाचे इतके साधे सोपे तत्वज्ञान घेऊन अभिनिवेशरहीत जीवन पर्रिकर जगले.
स्थान : जुने विधान भवन पणजी (मांडवी नदी काठचे) वेळ: दुपारी 12.30 औचित्य : अभाविप आंदोलन संदर्भात भेट
गोव्यातील एका वैद्यकीय महाविद्यालयातील विद्यार्थ्यांचा स्टायपेंड संदर्भातील प्रश्न सोडवण्यासाठी आम्ही एक उग्र आंदोलन केल्यानंतर मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर पर्रिकर यांनी अभावीप कार्यकर्त्यांना स्वतंत्र चर्चा करण्यासाठी निमंत्रित केले ती माझी व मनोहर पर्रिकर यांची पहिली भेट. 2001-2002 च्या काळातील ही घटना.
आंदोलनाची उग्रता वागवत, विद्यार्थी हितासाठी हितसंबंधांचा विचार व करता सरकार विरोधी भूमिका सहजपणे मिरवणारे त्याकाळातील आम्ही सर्व कार्यकर्ते आणि त्यांचा संघटनमंत्री या नात्याने त्याच अतिनिर्भीड पणे मी विषयाची मांडणी केली. सरकारने विद्यार्थिहिताची भूमिका घेण्यात कशी कुचराई केली आहे हे मांडताना त्या काळातील परिषद कार्यकर्त्यामध्ये असणारा अति आक्रमकपणा माझ्या बोलण्यात आला असावा.
पर्रिकर थोडे मनात रागावले ही असतील. त्यांनी दालनात उपस्थित असलेल्या भाजपाच्या एका प्रमुख कार्यकर्त्याला विचारले – हो कोण? – ABVP चो नवो प्रचारक! त्यांना उत्तर मिळाले. मी विद्यार्थी परिषदेचा पूर्णवेळ कार्यकर्ता आहे हे कळल्यावर पर्रिकरांमधील पालक कार्यकर्ता जागा झाला बहुधा ! चर्चा सुरू असतानाच माझी विचारपूस केली… मुळचा कुठला… गोव्यात कधी आलास.. आधी का भेटला नाहीस… घरी जेवायला कधी येतोस…राहायची व्यवस्था कुठे .. इ.. आत्मियतेने चौकशी झाल्यावर मग परत आमची मूळ विषयावर चर्चा सुरू झाली.
…..अगदी आक्रमक पणे आम्ही सर्वजण आमचे विषय मांडत होतो. खरे म्हणजे पर्रिकरांना त्याची सवय नसावी. भाजप जाऊदे… विरोधी पक्षाच्या एकाही नेत्याची टाप …..नव्हती पर्रिकरांसोबत आगाऊ वाद घालण्याची. आपल्या असामान्य बुद्धिमत्तेने आणि स्मरणशक्तीच्या जोरावर ते कोणत्याही फाईलमधील दाखले सहजपणे देऊन विरोधकाचे तोंड बंद करू शकत होते.
पण त्यांच्या दालनात होते ते कोणतेही राजकीय स्वप्न न पडलेले आम्ही कार्यकर्ते आणि वैद्यकीय शिक्षण घेणारे बुद्धिवान विद्यार्थी! सर्वांनी पर्रिकरांना प्रश्नांच्या सरबत्तीने अगदी बेजार करून सोडले असावे. ज्यांचे प्रश्न होते त्या विद्यार्थ्यांच्या प्रश्नाची आणि त्यांच्या मागण्या पूर्ण कशा होऊ शकतात याचा एक अभ्यासपूर्ण आराखडाच आम्ही मांडला होता, ती फाइल आम्ही मुख्यमंत्र्यांना दिली. लक्षात आले की चर्चेच्या सुरुवातीला आमच्या आगाऊ प्रश्नाच्या सरबत्तीने थोडेसे डिवचले गेलेले पर्रिकर आमच्या मुद्द्यांमध्ये रस घेऊ लागले. आमच्यामध्ये वास्को येथे राहणारी एक विद्यार्थिनी अत्यंत उत्तमा रीतीने मुद्दे मांडत होती. तिच्या त्या आवेशाने प्रभावित होऊन पर्रिकरांनी तिचे नाव आणि कुठे राहते ते विचारले. आणि भाजप कार्यकर्त्याला म्हणाले- आपल्याला वास्को मध्ये ही चांगली कार्यकर्ती मिळाली!
आम्ही ज्या प्रश्नासाठी मुख्यमंत्री पर्रिकरांना भेटलो होतो, तो प्रश्न अखेर सुटला. पर्रिकरांनी अत्यंत खुल्या मनाने कौतुक केले ते आमच्या (आगाऊ) आक्रमकपणाचे, आमच्या अभ्यासपूर्ण मांडणीचे… आमच्या भीडभाड न ठेवता ठामपणे विद्यार्थिहिताचे विषय मांडण्याचे !
आता ही घटना आठवताना असे लक्षात येते की त्यांच्या जागी एखादा खुज्या व्यक्तिमत्वाचा अहंकारी राजकारणी असता तर .. प्रश्न सुटणे दूर .. एक कायमचे वितुष्ट सरकार व विद्यार्थी संघटनेत निर्माण झाले असते. पर्रिकर उमदे होते, गुणग्राहक होते…समाज नक्की कसा आहे .. त्याचे प्रश्न काय आणि त्याला उत्तरे कोणती याची स्वाभाविक जाण त्यांना होती.
आज लक्षात राहातात ते ठामपणे आपले प्रश्न मांडणार्या कॉलेज विद्यार्थ्यांमध्ये उद्याचे नेते पाहाणारे पर्रिकर !…
West Bengal over possessed by the Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators is turning into a mini Pakistan. The Mamata Banerjee government and her Party TMC is in power with the help of Jihadi elements in the state. This is more than a vote bank politics and Muslim appeasement which definitely not used for the betterment of the innocent Muslim community but the Mamata government seems involved in unholy and anti-national nexus with the extremist radical Muslim elements who don’t recognise nation’s borders.
Both Dhulagarh and current Tehetta school cases have quite evident that CM Mamata Banerjee firmly stands behind the tempestuous Muslim elements in the state and the Hindus in WB have no patron, politically or in administration. This scenario creates a situation that the West Bengal, like one time East Bengal is easily slipping in the hands of Jihadists who are overpowering local Hindus. This could result in a demand by Muslim elements for an another separate nation. Hope this is not the ultimate aim of Mamata Didi.
The Tehetta school story
In West Bengal, a Government -aided school named Tehatta Public school in Howrah has been closed indefinitely as Islamic fundamentalist goons provoked Muslim kids to celebrate “Milad un Nabi” (the birthday of Muslim Prophet Muhammad) and stop traditional Saraswati Puja. The school authorities first denied, and then consented for “Nabi Diwas” celebrations. Radicals pressurised the School principal, hoisted the Islamic flag on school. Assured with CM Mamata Banerjee’s Muslim appeasement policy, their aim is to stop traditional Saraswati Puja and pressurise the administration and the Government to curb Hindu sentiments.
Entire electronic media which was zealous and oversensitive about the slap on Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his History distortion while making film on Rani Padmini- incidentally Bhansali wanted to shoot intimate love sequence between the Hindu Rajput Rani and attacker Muslim invader Allauddin Khilji- is equally unenthused about the suppression of Hindu students who were beaten heavily with full cruelty by the state Police, when the Hindu students of the Tehatta School and from other schools and the Hindu locals blocked the NH-6 near the school for hours on February 1, the Saraswati Puja Day.
The WB police lathi charged, used tear gas ann rubber bullets to vandalise the Tehatta school students agitation demanding Saraswati puja.
It is well known that the Jihadi elements are under the protection of none other than ruling party All India Trinamool Congress and its Chief Mamata Banerjee.
The Saraswati puja on Basant Panchami started in Tehatta High School in 1952 and was ongoing uninterrupted since then. And now, the Jihadi elements are forcing local Muslims to pressurise authorities to act against Hindu beliefs and impose Islamic rituals.
On 16th December, Utpal Mallik, the Teacher-in-charge of Tehatta High School in Howrah district of West Bengal wrote a letter to the Uluberia police station with an endorsement to concerned authorities apprising them of a tense situation building up there. The letter revealed that some students of the 9th and 10th standard of the school aided by outsiders, who were influenced by some local Islamic fundamentalists, had entered the school campus and forcibly celebrated Nabi Diwas (Birthday of Prophet Mohammed) on 13th December without taking permission from the school authorities.
According to reports, those who entered the school premises forcibly roughed up students and teachers, and also hoisted green Islamic flags atop the building. This forcible outside intervention in the functioning of the school led to school staff feeling insecure and communal tensions in the locality, thereby resulting in the school needing to be kept shut. This hampered the form fill-up of 10th standard students, who have to appear for board exams.
This report by Eenadu dated 20th December sheds more light on the incident. The report suggests that after staying closed for 7 days, the school was allowed to reopen only after the assurance that Nabi Diwas would be celebrated. A meeting took place between the administration, school authorities and representatives of Islamic groups. They agreed to a 15-min celebration of the religious event and removal of religious flags hoisted on the school building.
The latest incident pertains to the Tehatta High School in Uluberia in Howrah district. A letter dated January 27 from Headmaster Utpal Mallik — who has since resigned from the post — reportedly said some “students and Islamic Fundamentalists” vandalised the school’s property and were preparing to celebrate Milad-un-Nabi the next day without seeking permission from the concerned authorities and hoisted an Islamic flag in the school.
After he sent the letter, the District Inspector, Secondary Education, Howrah on behalf of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education ordered (vide no 38 D dt 29.01.2017) an indefinite closure of the institute due to tension in the area. Mallik, meanwhile, quit as the headmaster citing the mental pressure he was being subjected to. “The normal relationship between a student and a teacher does not exist here,” he told Bengali newspaper. (With inputs From Hindu existence)
The Tehatta area is not far away from Dhulagarh which recently faced a gruesome attack on Hindu areas. It is believed that TMC MP of Uluberia Sultan Ahmed and the Haider Aziz Safwi, MLA of Uluberia Purba are behind the attacks on Hindus and Jihadi instigation.
Congratulating PM Modi on #SurgicalStrikeonBlackMoney
Common Indians stunned, a little bit shocked – cautious – and then after understanding the whole issue of the #CurrencyNotes , rejoiced knowing that what it aimed at. They knew that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrow has aimed at many targets.
Politicians and people’s representative from all political parties, builder lobby, government babus and all corrupt elements in the society cannot open their mouth now. Even the Congress Party, which dared PM Modi yesterday night, has today meowed in the next morning on the #SurgicalStrikeonBlackMoney by PM Modi. The decision of demonetization of the currency notes of Rs500 and Rs1000 is not a mere political or typical economy related decision. The vigour shown by Modi to implement and execute this decision has a greater value of national security and national financial ethics attached with that. It has the power to streamline black market, corruption, loony financial habits of Indians, deeply rooted “Chalta Hai” (who cares) approach and more than that the breaking of Pakistan’s fake note disaster harming the Indian Economy.
The government says that the Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) are being used for subversive activities such as espionage, smuggling of arms, drugs and other contrabands into India. This fake currency has always a link of financing of terrorism and drug trafficking. Use of high denomination notes for storage of unaccounted wealth has been evident from cash recoveries made by law enforcement agencies from time to time.
For a common person, it becomes an issue of discomfort and humiliation when someone stares at him and the Rs500 note with a suspicion. The fake notes look similar to genuine notes. High denomination notes are known to facilitate generation of black money.
The demonetization of the Currency notes of Rs500 and Rs1000 has also a background of this observation.
While the total number of bank notes in circulation rose by 40% between 2011 and 2016, the increase in the number of notes of Rs.500/- denomination was 76% and for Rs.1,000/- denomination was 109% during this period. New Series bank notes of Rs.500/- and Rs.2,000/- denominations will be introduced for circulation from 10th November 2016. Infusion of Rs.2,000/- bank notes will be monitored and regulated by RBI. The introduction of new series of banknotes which will be distinctly different from the current ones in terms of look, design, size and colour has been planned.
The World Bank in July 2010 estimated the size of the shadow economy for India at 20.7% of the GDP in 1999 and rising to 23.2% in 2007. There are similar estimates made by other Indian and international agencies. A parallel shadow economy corrodes and eats into the vitals of the country’s economy. It generates inflation which adversely affects the poor and the middle classes more than others. It deprives Government of its legitimate revenues which could have been otherwise used for welfare and development activities.
The #SurgicalStrikeonBlackMoney will eliminate Black Money which casts a long shadow of the parallel economy on our real economy.
In the last two years, the Government has taken a number of steps to curb the menace of black money in the economy. The first decision that the Modi government took after gaining power was to set up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money.
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rebuked the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his untrue and fallacious barbs against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) implicating it in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi. But a bandwagon of Indian journos, who are ‘more political than politicians,’ found a new opportunity in this to hammer the RSS.
To those who are seeing a last hope in Rahul Gandhi (whose party is having the last laugh…) to portray his as a ‘gladiator’ against the ‘mighty’ Modi this came as a handy chance.
For some, whose journalism does not allow writing the fact- “SC rebukes Rahul” and said to apologize or face trial for dragging RSS into Mahatma’s murder, are bolstering Rahul’s fallacy.
For many media houses, it’s a non-story as the Congress scion has been slammed by the SC, while some are twisting the tale.
The Congress party also jumped to pump up its scion trapped in judicial claw. The Congress Party initiated twitter trend #RSSKilledGandhi with some age-old absurd rhetoric which was used to defame, diminish and damn the world’s most revered social movement – the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its path-breaking following.
The Gandhi assassination by a “Hindu Brahmin” from Pune, one time entrant of the RSS and an active member of the Hindu Mahasabha, who hailed “Hindu Beliefs and Culture” with the strong Nationalist concept, inspired by nationalist thoughts, was the readymade batter mix to drag the unholy conclusion – “RSS killed Gandhi”.
This conclusion based on the hypothesis having the best ever potentiality to terminate the RSS which was becoming a thorn in the neck of the Congress party and its new boss- Jawaharlal Nehru. To remain in power and to maintain peoples’ trust and loyalty, the Congress Party has been harping on some conserved issues.
Congress party’s best kept lies
From the first day of independence, the Congress has maintained three best-kept rhetorics. Firstly, it inherits Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts and his political legacy; secondly, that the Congress Party time and again, maintained its image as a political organization of 125 years and the party that has solely responsible for the freedom from the British rulers in 1947; and, thirdly, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (which was hated by Nehru most) killed the “Father of the Nation”.
It was wrong to credit the Congress and the Mahatma for independence of India. There were many revolutionaries, brave and young, who sacrificed their lives at the altar of the freedom struggle. The Azad Hind Fouz of Netaji Subhash Bose, the rebellion by Indian Navy and most importantly the inability of England to rule over its vast empire as it was weakend by the World War II culminated into Indian independence. But the Congress forced upon the country using the governmental machinery that it is the only political party that should be credited for Indian independence. The truth is, Mahatma Gandhi wanted to dissolve the Congress saying that it was only a unification of the Indians to fight against the British rule. And with its mission fulfilled, this congregation of Indians with diverse political hues should be disbanded.
Had Mahatma Gandhi been alive today, he would have joined hands with Baba Ramdev and toured India in protest against rampant corruption and mismanagement of the affairs of the country,” says Venkat Ram Kalyanam, the one and only living witness to the assassination of the Father of the Nation on January 30, 1948, (02 October 2013)
Gandhi was heart-broken within months of the freedom because of the complaints pouring in from all over the country about wide-spread corruption in the Congress-ruled States as well as at the Centre. Kalyanam quotes from his notes dictated to him by the Mahatma himself. Bapu wanted a new entity called “Lok Sevak Sangh” which the Mahatma conceived as a one of its kind organisation in the world. Quoting from notes dictated to him by Gandhi
Kalyanam quotes from his notes dictated to him by the Mahatma himself. Quoting from notes dictated to him by Gandhi Kalyaman says, “Bapu wanted a new entity called “Lok Sevak Sangh” which the Mahatma conceived as a one of its kind organisation in the world.”
It is still a surprise how Gandhi was assassinated while he was pushing a transformation of Congress into a non-political entity fighting against all odd posed by Nehru.
History doesn’t answer why Nehru, in particular, was against this idea of his Guru and why he was assassinated when he was, in fact, writing the code of conduct for the new political entity.
The another lie that is now exposed to all and the Congress has getting punished for the fact that, it never was a political inheritance of Mahatma Gandhi but the politically shrewd Nehru and his equally clever descendants baptised as “Gandhi” and ‘cash’ on its charisma tried to influence the average Indian psyche.
After Gandhi’s assassination, the concept of transforming Indian National Congress, into a non-profit social outfit was ceased, with the assassination of Mahatma, the Nehru clan got freedom to pose as ‘Gandhi’ to use all kind of ‘sainthood’ ascribed to that name and in that veiled identity the Congress party nurtured a most corrupt political system in the Nation.
After all, who gained? It’s only the Nehru-Gandhi family
Is RSS really a killer of Mahatma?
Now its turn to understand Nehru’s another best-orchastrated lie that the Congress of Sonia is blabbering till date. And that is the assassination of the Mahatma, the Father of Nation, the great Bapu, was executed by the RSS through Naturam Godse.
Mahatma Gandhi visited RSS camp at Wardha in 1934 and being a true secular by heart, he was amazed to see equality, discipline amongst the swayamsevaks and the programmes conducted in the shibir.
In 1934, when Gandhiji visited a 1500-strong Swayamsevaks camp at Wardha, he was pleasantly surprised to find that the Swayamsevaks were not even aware of the castes of one another, not to speak of any ideas of untouchability. The visit had left such a deep impression on Gandhiji’s mind that he referred to it full thirteen years later. In his address to the workers of Sangh in Bhangi Colony at Delhi on 16th September 1947, he said, “I visited the RSS camp years ago when the founder Shri Hedgewar was alive. I was very much impressed by your discipline, the complete absence of untouchability and the rigorous simplicity. Since then the Sangh has grown. I am convinced that any organization which is inspired by the high ideal of service and self-sacrifice is bound to grow in strength.” (The Hindu: 17th September 1947)
Every day, on the Shakha swayamsevaks, recite “Ekatmata Stotram”
दादाभाई गोपबंधुः टिळको गांधी रादृताः रमणो मालवीयश्च श्री सुब्रमण्य भारती ॥२९॥
This is the line of Ekatmata Stotram, in which Mahatma Gandhi gets remembered by a common RSS swayamsevak.
RSS founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar was in fact, a prominent Congress leader of Vidarbha region. In spite of his fears and apprehensions about the path which the Congress had taken under the leadership of Gandhiji, Dr Hedgewar, as a disciplined soldier in the nationalist movement, did participate in the non-cooperation movement launched by Gandhiji. Dr Hedgewar was sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment. In the year 1930, Dr Hedgewar received a call from Lokanayak Bapuji Ane to participate in the Jangal Satyagraha launched by him in protest against the forest laws of Central Province. When Bapuji Ane led the agitation in Pusad, Dr Hedgewar led the Satyagraha at Yavatmal.
But a keen and determined patriot Hedgewar realised that the absence of a political and national awakening among the common masses was needed. He also came to understand that mere acts of bravery and self-sacrifice on the part of a few daring and patriotic individuals will not bring independence to the country. With this clear realisation, Dr Hedgewar diverted his attention to the national movement launched by the Indian National Congress and launched the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
When in 1947, India got freedom from the British Rule; a sense of national awakening was prominent among the masses. The RSS was gaining full support and ground because of its patriotic and cultural teachings. A Swayamsevak of the RSS was being identified as a social activist with the nationalist ethos and an individual with a noble character. The fame, charisma and teachings of the second Sarsanghchalak ‘Shri Guruji’ was equally received by the Indians as that of the Congress bigwigs.
Nehru, the only person with a narrow mind
The only person with a narrow mind and the insecure feeling was Prime Minister Nehru. Congressmen spread lies that Jawaharlal Nehru was a popular leader and great politician but the fact is otherwise.
It was Nehru who forced Gandhi to agree to the partition of the nation so that he could become PM. But he wasn’t a democratically elected PM of India. In 1946 a meeting of Congress Working Committee was held in Delhi to elect the president of Indian National Congress who could be the first PM of India and it was Sardar Patel who won the poll getting 13 votes in his favor 2 votes in favor of Jivatram Kriplani and just 1 vote in favor of Nehru.
But the power-hungry Nehru threatened Gandhii, his Guru, that if he were not made the PM then he would split the Congress. And in that condition, British will never leave India. Gandhi asked Sardar Patel to step down for Nehru and withdraw his nomination, and Patel did so because of his respect towards Gandhi. So this is totally undemocratic and shameful way and because of nepotism Nehru became the first PM of independent India.
How RSS was dragged into Gandhi assassination…
A similar thing happened with the RSS which neither posed as a political rival to Nehru or the Congress party, but the public support for the RSS was on a constant rise due to its active role of saving Hindu families from Pakistan and bringing them safe in India. Shri Guruji was seen as a living legend and a national hero. It was obvious that person like Nehru must get offended by this.
Nehru got a perfect combination to obliterate the RSS when Nathuram, a Brahmin from Pune, a staunch patriotic person shot Bapu, the Father of the Nation. This background was enough for the Congress and big boss Nehru to spread an incorrect information: “RSS killed Gandhi”
This politically criminal pervasion was enough for Congress goons to attack Hindu brahmin families and burn their houses. It was enough for them to manhandle the innocent women and kids.
It was enough for the British and their buddy Nehru to not only ban the RSS but destroy its glorious public image by making it a group of ‘murderers’. The spread venom caused severe to the lakhs of patriotic and cultured families for whom the RSS was an inspiration of life.
The Indians must ask the Congress leaders and its scion Rahul Gandhi who has been again and again being slammed by the Courts to spread his great-grand father’s rhetoric about the sickest allegation on the RSS.
If the RSS had a hand in the Gandhi assassination plot, there must have a reference, slightest though, about its role. But if one takes pain to read the full verdict on Mahatma Gandhi Murder Trial, surprisingly, the term “RSS” or “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh” or “Sangh” nowhere detected in this important legal document.
If Congress and Rahul Gandhi are so much assured about RSS killed Gandhi, then how the three-judge-bench missed this crucial link?
Justice G. D. Khosla, former Chief Justice of Punjab, who heard the appeal of Nathuram Godse & others and gave his most historic verdict in the case of the assassination, has written a wonderful book on his personal memoirs on the Mahatma Gandhi Murder Trial. The book is “The Murder of the Mahatma”.
In this book, Justice Khosla recounts every single minute mentionable detail aligned to the Gandhi assassination. But he never mentions the name of RSS as a conspirator of Mahatma Gandhi’s murder.
Besides the ban on RSS in 1948 and 1975, by Pt Nehru and later his daughter Indira, the issue of Gandhi’s murder was the main plank of anti-RSS stance. But various commissions, judicial inquiries appointed by the Congress government itself have absolved the RSS of the charge. Still, it has become the habit of the Congmen to blame the RSS for the crime it did not commit.
Sitaram Kesri, the former President of the Congress party during Narasimha Rao’s tenure, was a classic example of this attitude. He as usual accused the RSS of murdering the Mahatma. But when a case was filed against him and when it was certain that he would face trial, he simple offered unconditional apology to the RSS and saved him.
But this arrogant Rahul and his advisors in the Congress seem to be lacking the wisdom of Sitaram Kesri otherwise he would have agreed to Supreme Court’s advice and tendered unconditional apology to the RSS. He would only be pleasing the Mahatma by this act. But he won’t, for sure.
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