Source: News Bharati English29 Mar 2016 14:36:12

Lucknow, Mar 29: RSS Sarasanghachalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat inaugurated the new office building of Bharataiya Kisan Sangh, “Rajju Bhaiyya Smruti Bhavan” at Lucknow on Monday.

The new building was named after Prof Rajendra Sing, fondly called as Rajju Bhaiyya. He was the fourth Sarasanghachalak of RSS, serving from 1994 to 2000. Bharatiya Kisan Sangh is an RSS inspired organisation working in the field of agriculture and fighting for justice and rights of farmer community.

The building was utilised as RSS karyalaya in 1948 by Rajju Bhaiyya. It was a residence for several RSS Pracharaks since then. In 1949, Rajju Bhaiyya along with the then prominent functionaries including Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Nanaji Deshmukh, Atal Bihari Vajapayee and others were residing at the same building.

In 1951 Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee founded Jan Sangh. He was also staying in this office. The first meeting to discuss establishment of Jan Sangh was held in the same building. It was a provincial headquarters for the Jan Sangh till 1979.

Later, it was utilized as Karyalaya of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh.

The building was utilised as editorial office of Organiser and Panchajanya. Even today, the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency address of Atal Bihari Vajapayee is with the same building. Hence this building has immense historical importance.