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RSS regards 130 crore population of India as Hindu society, irrespective of their religion, caste, claims RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
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RSS regards 130 crore population of India as Hindu society, irrespective of their religion, caste, claims RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the Sangh regards the 130 crore population of India as Hindu society, irrespective of their religion and culture

RSS' role in 'nation-building' part of Maharashtra varsity syllabus; Congress rebukes move, points at group's chequered history
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RSS' role in 'nation-building' part of Maharashtra varsity syllabus; Congress rebukes move, points at group's chequered history

The history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its role in 'nation-building' have been included in the syllabus of a university based in Nagpur, where the Sangh has headquarters

Decades of ground work by RSS helped BJP wrest 18 seats in Mamata's fortress, says poll strategist Sunil Deodhar
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Decades of ground work by RSS helped BJP wrest 18 seats in Mamata's fortress, says poll strategist Sunil Deodhar

According to Sunil Deodhar, BJP's poll strategist for West Bengal, the saffron party didn't have to do much as the groundwork has been going on in Bengal for decades by RSS and its affiliates

BJP lets RSS take charge in Chhattisgarh
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BJP lets RSS take charge in Chhattisgarh

From choosing candidates to running BJP’s voter-contact events, the Sangh has taken over

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition's polarisation attempt, saffronisation of coastal Karnataka, Kalank review; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition's polarisation attempt, saffronisation of coastal Karnataka, Kalank review; today's must-read stories

Opposition's attempt to polarise electorate and challenges to the narrative of secular-communal divide, saffronisation of coastal Karnataka, Kalank movie review; today's must-read stories

How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 13: Under Deoras, Sangh widens base in Dakshin Kannada, ramps up support from lowered castes
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How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 13: Under Deoras, Sangh widens base in Dakshin Kannada, ramps up support from lowered castes

The Sangh, by now, had made its political entry into coastal Karnataka by winning the Municipal Corporation elections in Udupi. At 28, VS Acharya took charge as the youngest ever Municipal Commissioner. He later emerged as one of the most significant politicians for the BJP, going on to become the Home Minister of Karnataka in 2008. But this decade was not his to shine.

How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 11: Economic, political shifts create vacuum in Dakshin Kannada; identity-crisis furthers Hindu homogenisation
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How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 11: Economic, political shifts create vacuum in Dakshin Kannada; identity-crisis furthers Hindu homogenisation

Only with the coming of the Sangh and its projects like 'Hindu Samajautsav' and 'Ittiga pooja' were these spaces revived to operate as another space from where the Sangh could further expand their base.

Narendra Modi govt's targeting of Dalit leaders a betrayal of Ambedkar's legacy, an abdication of PM's constitutional duties
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Narendra Modi govt's targeting of Dalit leaders a betrayal of Ambedkar's legacy, an abdication of PM's constitutional duties

Dear PM, since when has reading books and honouring Jyotirao Phule and BR Ambedkar been a crime?

RSS footsoldiers march to seize BSP’s Dalit base
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RSS footsoldiers march to seize BSP’s Dalit base

Facing what it knows will be a tough election, the Sangh has stepped up its efforts to retain and expand support among the Dalits of UP

Narendra Modi hosts dinner for senior BJP, RSS functionaries; Amit Shah, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi among attendees
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Narendra Modi hosts dinner for senior BJP, RSS functionaries; Amit Shah, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi among attendees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hosted dinner for key functionaries of the BJP and the RSS, including party president Amit Shah and Sangh's executive head Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, at his official residence.

Speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter tells ex-president on appearing for RSS event today
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Speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter tells ex-president on appearing for RSS event today

A day before Pranab Mukherjee addresses an RSS event in Nagpur, the former president's daughter and Congress leader Sharmishta Mukherjee said she disapproved of his decision, and said he was giving the BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his "speech will be forgotten" but "visuals will remain".

RSS swayamsevaks with lathis, walrus moustaches on border: 'General' Mohan Bhagwat's idea is a win-win
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RSS swayamsevaks with lathis, walrus moustaches on border: 'General' Mohan Bhagwat's idea is a win-win

Apart from this small matter of impracticality that may lead to losses in the battlefield, in principle, Mohan Bhagwat's suggestion is a win-win scenario.

RSS' expansion plan in Bihar: Swayamsevaks to apprise every rural household of budget initiatives within six months
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RSS' expansion plan in Bihar: Swayamsevaks to apprise every rural household of budget initiatives within six months

Ahead of his visit, Mohan Bhagwat has set a task for his RSS cadre to reach out to every rural household of north Bihar before the next Lok Sabha polls.

Goa RSS organises Hindu Chetana Sangam, calls on Hindus from state to join hands and work towards nationhood
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Goa RSS organises Hindu Chetana Sangam, calls on Hindus from state to join hands and work towards nationhood

Hindus are not united as a religious community in Goa and there is need to join hands for Hindu-related causes, a RSS state functionary said on Thursday

Mohan Bhagwat says world fed up of experiments, expects India to lead
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Mohan Bhagwat says world fed up of experiments, expects India to lead

The World wants India to show the path to other countries and is looking at it with hope, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS dismisses reports on separate shakhas for women, terms them 'concocted' and 'baseless'
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RSS dismisses reports on separate shakhas for women, terms them 'concocted' and 'baseless'

Soon after reports emerged that RSS will consider holding separate shakhas for its women cadre, the Sangh issued a clarification, saying shakha work among women is being conducted by Rashtra Sevika Samiti.

RSS to consider separate shakhas for women after Rahul Gandhi slams Sangh over discrimination
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RSS to consider separate shakhas for women after Rahul Gandhi slams Sangh over discrimination

The RSS will consider holding separate shakhas for its women cadre, a top Sangh official said on Wednesday, a day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused the organisation of having no place for women.

RSS demands apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on women in the Sangh
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RSS demands apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on women in the Sangh

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for his remarks in which he seemed to suggest that the RSS discriminated against women, the Hindutva organisation on Monday sought an apology from the Congress vice-president.

Mohan Bhagwat to take stock of RSS expansion plan in executive body meet in Bhopal
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Mohan Bhagwat to take stock of RSS expansion plan in executive body meet in Bhopal

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is going to organise a three-day meeting of its national executive in the city starting 12 October and Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has already arrived in the city

Amit Shah attends Delhi leg of Janaraksha Yatra, lashes out at CPM over political violence in Kerala
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Amit Shah attends Delhi leg of Janaraksha Yatra, lashes out at CPM over political violence in Kerala

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday said that "politics of violence" is in the nature of the communists as he lashed out at the CPM over the political violence in Kerala.