In an address that was telecast live on national broadcaster Doordarshan, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat patted the Narendra Modi government on Friday for initiatives on national security, economy and international relations in a short period of four months.
Speaking at the customary function on Dusshera which coincides with 89th foundation day of his organisation, he said that positive signs are emanating that give people the hope that India is emerging stronger on the international stage.
In his address, Bhagwat said that people should give some more time to the government for expedition and efficient execution of its policies.
“We don’t have a magic wand to change but the government seems committed,” the Sangh Chief said.
Bhagwat said Modi’s recent visit to the US has sent positive signals and has ushered a new enthusiasm among people of the country.
“A new ray of hope has entered in the hearts of the people. The entire country was feeling proud of the visit and the subsequent talks with the US government,” he said, adding, the world needs India.
Bhagwat also referred to the Sangh’s pet issues of cow slaughter ban and said there should be complete prohibition of this practice.
“The export of meat should be stopped. In a country of our nature, making money from the meat of animals won’t do. Especially, the slaughter of cow, which used to be backbone of our economy and can still be, must be completely banned”.
Speaking on terrorism, Bhagwat said “jehadi” activities were increasing in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and alleged that illegal immigration from Bangladesh into the states of West Bengal, Assam and Bihar will endanger the life of “Hindu society” there.
Raising the ‘Swadeshi’ pitch, he advocated self reliance and encouragement of entrepreneurship among countrymen and called for consumption of indigenous products.
“Our tendency of buying imported daily products, and foreign-made idols for worship needs to be abandoned,” he said.
The RSS, seen as an ideological bedrock of the ruling BJP, RSS Chief said there is a need to bring the organisation’s branches to the every village and street to support its nation-building work.