Mr. Bhagwat said that the RSS, BJP and the party-led government are three separate entities and one cannot be held responsible for the actions of the other.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that there should be dialogue in a cordial atmosphere between the people in favor of and against reservation.
He was speaking at the concluding session of Gyanotsav, a program of competitive examinations organized by the RSS-linked Shiksha Utthan Nyas at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi.
He said that people in favor of reservation should speak keeping in mind the interests of those who were against it and similarly those who opposed it should do the opposite.
He said that reservation is discussed every time in sharp actions and reactions, while this approach requires reconciliation among different sections of society.
Earlier, he had advocated a review of the reservation policy in view of the sharp reactions of many parties.
He said that the government led by the RSS, BJP and the party were three separate entities and no one can be held responsible for the actions of others.
Talking about the perception of the impact of the Sangh on Narendra Modi dispense, he said, “Since there are Sangh workers in the BJP and in this government, they will listen to the RSS, but it is not mandatory for them to agree with us.” They may also disagree.
Since the BJP is in government, it has to look at the big picture and may disagree with what the RSS said, adding that once a party comes to power, the government and national interest becomes a priority for it.