NAGPUR: “In his book ‘Bunch of Thoughts’, M S Golwalkar had called Muslims, Christians and Communists as threat to the nation. However, Mohan Bhagwat, the current Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), made a contradictory statement in New Delhi recently. Bhagwat’s comments are right as ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ has become outdated with the changing times.”
This observation was made by M G Vaidya, veteran ideologue and former spokesperson of the RSS, while speaking at ‘Meet the Press’ program organized by the Press Club of Nagpur on Friday.
Vaidya said that many amendments were made to the Constitution of India. The Constitution had no term like ‘Secular’ in it from 1950 to 1976. It was added later. This didn’t mean that the Constitution was not secular before 1976. Similarly, there was nothing wrong if the RSS changed it policies.
Vaidya said that he wanted the Ram Temple to be constructed, but it was now dependent on the Supreme Court’s decision. He said that the concept of Hindu Rashtra was based on one nation one thought theory.
Referring to Bhagwat’s statement that Congress had immensely contributed to the freedom struggle, Vaidya said that having two parties was important for the existence of democracy. The USA and England too have two parties. The role of opposition was very important in democracy. Therefore the existence of Congress party was equally important, he added.