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RSS Chief says that Modi government gave priority to national security

RSS Chief says that Modi government gave priority to national security
Praising the work of the Narendra Modi government, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that it was only after 2014 that India's security policy started getting priority in the agenda of the government.

Bhagwat said that earlier the security policy was given less preference before the national policy but after 2014 the whole attitude changed and now the security policy gets top priority in the government.

Bhagwat's statement came amid continued criticism by Congress leaders who has been targeting the Modi government for a failed defence policy, especially in view of the India-China standoff in eastern Ladakh.

Speaking at a book release function on Veer Savarkar, Bhagwat alleged that a big game plan to defame the Sangh Pariwar and Veer Savarkar was carried out after Independence, but it failed. Describing Veer Savarkar as a true nationalist, Mohan Bhagwat said that all his predictions are coming true today.

The RSS chief once again reiterated that the ancestors of all those living in India are the same irrespective of their caste and creed. All the people living in India are Hindus, he said, adding the meaning of Hinduism here is very broad. He advised people of all faiths to live together. 

Bhagwat said, "Don't talk of separation, don't talk of special rights."Objecting to the use of the word minority, Mohan Bhagwat said that there is no such thing as a minority. We are one, we are the inheritors of the same culture, in spite of different rituals and languages. No appeasement, and welfare of all. Everyone has rights, so also duties," he said 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while describing Veer Savarkar as a true nationalist and realist, alleged that people of a particular ideology spread lies and misconceptions about him. He was, is and will be a great hero of the Indian freedom struggle, he said.

Rajnath Singh said that a lie was spread about Savarkar that he apologised to the British, whereas the truth is that this petition was filed as legal rights at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi so that he could come out of jail and join the freedom movement.