J&K special status in focus as crucial RSS meeting begins in Bhopal today

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/12/2017 1:41:42 AM Front Page

JAMMU: Discussion on special status of Jammu and Kashmir, including Articles 370 and 35A, deportation of Rohingya Muslim refugees, terrorism and economic affairs of the country are at top of the agenda as a crucial meeting of Rashtriya Sweyamsevak Sangh (RSS) begins in Bhopal tomorrow.
The annual 'Diwali Baithak' of the Sangh's Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal (ABKM) will also review the activities undertaken by the outfit in the last six months, RSS functionaries said.
"For the first time, no resolution will be passed at the meet. Henceforth, resolutions will be passed at the RSS executive meeting of March," Sangh spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya told reporters in Bhopal.
Jammu and Kashmir affairs will take significant attention of the meeting in backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s Vijaydashmi speech in which he had vehemently called for abrogation of the special constitutional status of this state.
The state of economy, exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar and violence by cow vigilantes are some of the others issues likely to be discussed at a three-day meeting.
Vaidya, who is the 'Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh' (all India publicity chief) of the RSS, also said BJP general secretary (organisation) Ramlal have reached Bhopal to attend the meeting.

The ABKM is one of the highest policy formulation and decision-making bodies of the RSS.

RSS Madhya Bharat Prant publicity head Deepak Sharma said nearly 300 delegates from across the country were expected to take part in the meet which will take place at Shishu Mandir School in the Sharda Vihar area.

The Nagpur-headquartered organisation holds its executive meeting twice a year in March and October, Sharma said, adding that Bhopal is hosting the meeting after a decade.

The meeting will also review the Sangh's work over the past six months, another RSS functionary said.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Bhopal for last one week, will attend the meeting.

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