New Delhi: The parent body of BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s new 10-storey headquarters’ foundation will be laid on October 3. This will mark the 89th anniversary of the right wing, Hindu nationalist group.
Reports suggest that the design has been cleared, requisite approvals from municipal authorities have been in place for more than a year. The new headquarters will replace the current office of RSS in New Delhi’s Jhandewalan area.
The cluster of low buildings spread over 2.5 acres in Keshav Kunj (named after founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar) that have housed the RSS head office for over five decades will be razed down.
Sources say that the procedure has been initiated for occupants to move to provisional accommodation for an estimated time of three years while the new office is under construction. A school on the premises has been vacated to house RSS office-bearers for the time being.
The new complex will have parking space for 400 cars. A senior RSS pracharak revealed that planning has been on for many years. Now almost all preparations are done.
Sources said that for years, Sah-sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi has been discussing the need for more office space on the premises. Nitin Gadkari, during his stint as BJP president, was said to have advised the Sangh to “reconstruct” the office. The RSS deputed one of its pracharaks, Ravindra, to look after construction-related work.
The new headquarters would house all RSS units currently in Keshav Kunj. These include publications Panchajanya and Organiser, along with Suruchi Prakashan, Sanskrit Bharati, Seva Bharati, Bharati Itihaas Sankalan Samiti, and the RSS’s international affairs wing.