Manipur violence needs urgent attention, should be given utmost priority: RSS Sarsangchalak Mohan Bhagwat

NewsBharati    11-Jun-2024 14:50:38 PM
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New Delhi, June 11: In a significant development, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has called for urgent attention to be given to Manipur violence and utmost priority should be given to peace in the north-eastern state.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also addressed issues like decorum kept during Lok Sabha elections. He said that political parties didn't maintain decorum and said a true sevak (the one who serves the people) never shows arrogance and always maintains decorum in public life.

“"A true sevak maintains decorum while working… The one who maintains decorum does his work, but remains unattached. There is no arrogance that I did this. Only such a person has the right to be called a sevak," he said. 

The RSS chief also mentioned violence-hit Manipur in his address, saying the state has been waiting for peace for over a year.

“Manipur has been looking for peace for a year now. It should be discussed on priority. The state had been peaceful for the past 10 years. It felt like the old 'gun culture' had come to a demise. It is still burning in the fire of the sudden tension that rose there or that was made to rise there. Who will pay attention to that? It is the duty to prioritise it and take note of it,” said the RSS chief, per ANI. 

Mohan Bhagwat said electoral politics is a competition, not war.

"Elections are an essential process of democracy, there are two parties in it, hence there is competition, if there is competition then there is a task of moving one forward and pushing others backwards. Don't use it, why are people getting elected? They will go and sit in the Parliament and run the country, they will run it by building consensus, our tradition is to run by building consensus. The mind and psyche of each person are different, hence it is not possible to have similar opinions, but when people in the society decide to move together despite having different minds, then mutual consent is formed. There are two parties in Parliament so both sides are exposed, it is a bit difficult to reach a consensus among people who have come into competition, that is why we take the hope of a majority, there is competition, not mutual war," he added.

The RSS chief stressed it is important to follow decorum during the elections.

“There is decorum even in contesting elections, that decorum was not followed, because it is necessary to follow decorum because the challenges before our country have not ended", he said.

Notably, the NDA emerged victorious in the national elections as it won 293 seats. The Opposition's INDIA bloc won 234 seats.