Congress has been after RSS’s life for quite some time now and now Congress front leaders like Digvijay Singh and Chidambaram have been talking about RSS as if they were a terrorist organization. But, why is Congress so afraid of RSS?
RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has played an active role in India ever since it was created in 1925. Their volunteers come from mainly Hindu families, and are known to take part in several relief and rehabilitation programs. They run several education, health care, rural development programs across villages in India and they manage several schools for the common man in India. In case of natural calamities, RSS is one of the front organizations to come and help the needy.
RSS played an important role in the freedom struggle of India and its self-sacrificing boys gave up their lives to protect the country during the Sino-Indian war. When Congress leader Indira Gandhi undemocratically imposed emergency in India, RSS was banned. It’s leaders took to streets and organized Satyagraha across the country and the ban was lifted in 1977 with the removal of emergency.
With such a strong heritage and having given numerous lives to protect India, it’s a shame that Congress leaders now talk about RSS as if it were a terrorist organization. Leaders like Digvijay Singh, who don’t even have a mass base and haven’t yet done anything worthwhile to showcase their cause as a mass leader, shamelessly come out on News channels and talk about RSS.
In the recent case of Baba Ramdev demanding that those having black money abroad must be punished, Congress termed him as an RSS agent. Question here is was Ramdev demanding anything wrong? Doesn’t India need the black money holders brought to book? And why use the RSS name in a derogatory manner?
The only reason behind Congress attacking RSS is that RSS is mainly a Hindu organization. But what’s wrong with that? Just to win minority votes, Congress attacks RSS. BJP is also at fault here because it does nothing to defend RSS honour. The divide between Hindus and Muslims is not the creation of RSS. It’s the creation of political parties like Congress and BJP, who use us for their personal gains. Congress is more intelligent and hence it uses RSS issue much better in their favour than BJP can ever use.
We need to wake up and realize that the enemy is not RSS. It’s parties like Congress who portray RSS in bad light for their vote bank politics.