RSS goes for rural expansion in UP before 2017 assembly polls

uttar-pradesh-mapStarting its homework for the coming 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come up with two new programmes – Sashakt Gram-Sashakt Hindu and Rajmarg Sampark expand its base in villagers and connest rural people with pro-Hindu ideology.

While these programmes are being introduced across the country, RSS has begun the drive from Uttar Pradesh.

In order to ensure the effort is successful, RSS’s sarkaryawah Suresh Joshi alias Bhaiyyaji Joshi is camping in Lucknow for the last four days holding meetings with state-level office bearers of RSS’s different wings and BJP.

Sources here today said under ‘Sashakt Gram-Sashakt Hindu’ programme, RSS will appeal the villagers to remain united across the caste lines and ensure that all the villagers collectively work for the development and improvement of quality of life in their village.

Under ‘Rajmarg Sampark Yojana’, RSS office bearers will preferably visit the villages located around the state highways run awareness programmes related to education and cleanliness and organise shakhas there.

RSS leaders have asked the office bearers to appeal rural people to avoid using foreign-made goods and to give preference to Hindi language over English while writing their signatures. Sources said recently Mr Joshi had made similar appeals during his visit to Sitapur on last Wednesday where around 50 villagers were invited at a school campus.

Sewa Bharti, an RSS organisation that runs programmes related to health, education and cleanliness services, has been asked to continuously run their programme as that will help the rural people connect with RSS.

Meanwhile BJP was elated over the RSS programme as they are confident that such village-level programmes of RSS will help the BJP in upcoming panchayat elections. Support of rural people will be essential for the party in 2017 Assembly elections too, they admitted.

The BJP has won seats in the state’s Assembly elections largely in urban areas while its performance in rural areas have been poor due to lack of workers and organisational activities.