Shah, who was in Rajasthan’s Nagaur to attend annual conclave of the Sangh Parivar said that government actions will be dictated by the ideology and principles for which the BJP was established and for which thousands of Swayamsevaks have laid down their lives.
At the gathering of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) top brass, BJP president Amit Shah told the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha that there is no question of compromising the core ideology of Sangh Parivar in any action of the central government or the BJP.
Shah, who was in Rajasthan’s Nagaur to attend annual conclave of the Sangh Parivar said that government actions will be dictated by the ideology and principles for which the BJP was established and for which thousands of swayamsevaks have laid down their lives.
During the three-day RSS Pratinidhi Sabha, Shah made a detailed presentation to the RSS functionaries on the work done by the BJP in the last one year. Shah was flanked by the BJP’s National General Secretary for the organisation, Ram Lal, when he spoke to the RSS brass. India Today has been able to put together exclusive details of what the BJP president told the RSS’s Pratinidhi Sabha.
Shah started by recounting the major achievements of the Modi government over the last one year. He also spoke about the extensive ideological training programme that is currently underway for BJP workers. The BJP chief also briefed the RSS about the effort being made to build a party office in every district of the country.
Hitting out at the so called pseudo-secularists, Shah described Modi as a champion of nationalism. He emphasised the need for greater synergy between different wings of the RSS and the Modi government and said that every action of the government would be in keeping with the core ideology of the Sangh Parivar.
Shah even said the budget proposal to tax Provident Fund was rolled back by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after feedback was given by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. He asked the RSS affiliates to show patience on contentious issues where they felt the government was not moving with speed. He said that the lack of majority in the Rajya Sabha was holding back some of the steps the government wanted to take and promised that this would get resolved in time to come.
The BJP president also appealed to RSS functionaries to help the party campaign in the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states in April and May. Usually, the RSS is wary of campaigning for regular elections and wants its functionaries to be involved canvassing only in exceptional circumstances, like the 2014 general elections, but Shah is trying to make it a practise for the RSS to help out the BJP in all elections.