Friday, August 26, 2016
Rahul Gandhi Must Come Clean On How Gandhiji's Assassin Was Affiliated To RSS: Vaidya
As the Congress vice president told
the Supreme Court yesterday that he had never blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh (RSS) as an institution for killing Mahatma Gandhi, but persons
associated with it were behind the assassination, RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya on
Thursday said rather twisting it, Rahul Gandhi must come clean on in what sense
they were associated with the Hindu nationalist organisation and what was their
position and credential.
"If he now says the RSS was not
involved, but the people who were involved in Gandhiji's murder were
RSS-affiliate, then he must come clean on his statement that in what sense they
were associated with the RSS and what was their position and credential in the
organisation," said the RSS patriarch, seeking explanation from the
Congress vice president as to how the assassin was affiliated to the
"He is twisting it now. He must
show his generosity by offering apology for his statement and should accept
before the court that what he had said was wrong," the former RSS
spokesperson and ideologue told ANI.
Stating that somebody might have
been associated with the RSS prior to Gandhiji's murder, Vaidya sought to know
from Rahul if the assassin was still a part of the organisation when Gandhiji
was murdered? "Leave aside some official post; whether he (the assassin)
was even an ordinary activist of the RSS, he (Rahul) must come out clean on
these things," he stated.
"The fact is that he has made a
mistake, which he should accept with generosity and should apologise for
that," Vaidya added.
When told that Rahul had refused to
apologise, Vaidya said, "If that's the case, why did he take so much time
to clarify his statement? If he apologises, it will enhance stature in people's
eyes. A person who is holding such an important post of Congress vice president
should be generous at least."
Following Rahul's submission, a
Bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R.F. Nariman said if the complainant
agrees to the submission, it will take the statement on record and dispose of
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal,
appearing for the Congress Vice President, cited the affidavit filed before the
Bombay High Court, saying he had only accused certain people of the RSS and not
the organisation as the killer of Mahatma Gandhi.
In his complaint, RSS Bhiwandi
secretary Rajesh Mahadev Kunte alleged that Rahul told in an election rally in
Sonale on March 6 last year that "the RSS people killed Gandhiji".
He alleged that the Congress leader
had sought to tarnish the reputation of RSS through his speech.
The case is pending before a
magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Rahul Gandhi makes U-turn in SC, says never accused RSS as an institution for crime
Making a complete U-turn, Rahul Gandhi's counsel and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Gandhi never accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as an institution that killed Mahatma Gandhi.The court deferred the hearing till 1 September as senior counsel Umesh Lalit, appearing for the RSS worker, wanted time to take instructions from his client.
Earlier in July, the Supreme Court had told Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi that he must either apologise or face trial for his remarks accusing that the RSS was responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
In May 2015, the Congress vice president had moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Bombay High Court order dismissing his plea for quashing a defamation case against him for allegedly blaming RSS for the assassination of The Mahatma.
At a rally in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, in 2014, Gandhi reportedly took on the RSS saying that "RSS people killed Gandhiji. They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji".
Rajesh Kunte, the secretary of Bhiwandi unit of RSS, alleged that Rahul at an election rally blamed the RSS for Gandhi's death. Kunte, according to PTI, said that the Congress leader had sought to tarnish the reputation of the Sangh through his speech. Kunte then filed the defamation suit in a Maharashtra court
Following the complaint, the magistrate's court had initiated proceedings and issued a notice to Rahul directing him to appear before it.
RSS and the BJP have always maintained that Nathuram Godse, the Hindu militant who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, had no connection with the RSS.
"Godse had nothing to do with RSS. The attempt to link Godse to RSS was politically motivated. It was an attempt to defame RSS," BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao told CNN-News 18.
AUGUST 24, 2016
BHARAT MATA COMES ALIVE IN ERODE!
Sushri Shruti Yazhini, a college student of Erode, is the daughter of a Cable TV operator of the town. Shruti was decked up for Independence Day as Bharat Mata. She narrated to a reporter of aTamil daily, as to how she was elated once she put on the Bharat Mata costume, since she had only heard the word Bharat Mata but when the moment she herself became a look alike of Bharat Mata, she was simply thrilled, as per her narration. She was beside herself when the national flag triranga was placed in her arms as part of the Bharat Mata costume. Shruti informed that she purchased only goods made in India at smaller shops because it “gives me the satisfaction of helping a family”.
PRESSMEN OUR BROTHERS, AFTER ALL, SAYS ABGP
In what could prove to be a far-sighted move, volunteers of the premier consumer movement Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat, Tamilnadu, tied Rakhi to Editors and journalists by visiting media houses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. This is the third consecutive year of their campaign. This year they could make it to the Chennai offices of The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, News Today – all English dailies and also Dinamani, Dina Thanthi, Dina Malar, Maalai Murasu – all Tamil dailies. They were received amicably, according to Shri M.N. Sundar, ABGP Tamilnadu coordinator. The volunteers made it a point to visit Doordarshan Chennai Kendra as well. The Public Grievances official of the state government too happily received the Rakhi offered by ABGP volunteers. ABGP volunteers also tied rakhi to Mayor Saidai Duraisamy.
SEVA BHARATI TAKES THE DOCTOR TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Chennai metropolitan city boasts of just 14 government hospitals and a couple of dozen private (corporate) hospitals. Clearly, the metro’s population inching towards one crore, clamours for more medical attention. NGOs pitch in with their free medical camps and mobile medical vans the latest one being the Seva Bharati. It had carved name by its dedicated and swift relief - to - rehab seva during the November 2015 floods that laid a siege to most parts of the city. On August 21, Seva Bharati launched its mobile medical van seva for the city at a simple function at its SEVA complex. Shri. K. Suryanarayana Rao, senior pracharak of RSS and former all - India in charge of service activities of RSS, inaugurated the free service. He said all over the country, 1.57 lakh service activities of RSS are conducted. Shri Satyanarayanan, founder of Sri Chakra multi speciality hospital, Swami Vinayamrta Chaitanya of Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram and Swami Amaresh Chaitanya of Chinmaya Mission were among the participants on the occasion. The mobile medical van service organised at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs, would provide all kinds of treatments by qualified medical professionals, informed Shri Vedagiri, vice president of Seva Bharati, Tamilnadu.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Raksha Bandhan celebrations were held across the nation and other countries at various places. In Chennai, in one such function, Shri N Murugan (Retd. IAS) participated and was a part of the evening.
Shri N Murugan, (Retd IAS) narrated his thoughts on Sangh. When he was invited for a function and when he went through few reading materials, he found that whatever his ideas on Hinduism coincided with the ideology of RSS. He recollected how his illiterate mother performed physically testing pujas at Thiruchendur temple for want of a son. Those days when his mother wanted to get her 2 daughters married to Tahsildhars, the only option left was to get them converted to Christianity. He also said that whether one daughter gets married or a son brings a daughter in law they were converted.
He fondly remembered how he was welcomed into the inner sanctum of a well-wishers home, fed and his clothes washed and given back to him, despite him saying that he does not go to temple or perform puja; the well-wisher told him that even after going to temples and performing various pujas if one is a bad person, it’s better to be a non-goer and be a good person...he says it was all owing to his impeccable character”. Moved with the quiet, firm efforts of RSS in trying to bring changes in the society without any political intervention or with a selfish motive, he felt very proud to have been invited and is looking forward to participate in more such functions and meetings.
Raksha Bandhan celebrations for the past 90 years by RSS are meant to unite people through Dharma, discipline in thought and unified action, says Shri B Prakash, Prant Sampark Pramuk, (Uttar Tamilnadu). He narrated how our Guru’s - time and again prove this as one Nation based on Hindu Dharma. Hindu dharma has always existed without any distinction between the caste, creed, rich and poor, touchable, untouchable. Appealing to make RSS a Kalpavruksha, free from diversities and make a unified India, Shri B Prakash concluded his speech by narrating some anecdotes.
Shri Ramkumar, welcomed the gathering. Shri Raghavan, Chennai Mahanagar Karyavah rendered a solo song. The event concluded by tying rakhi with each other and Prarthana to Dwaj.