Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat appealed to all sections of society, including Muslims and Christians, to join his organisation. “Come, test us, and decide whether you want to continue,” he said. “I am sure you will continue because our intention is clear and our behavior is good.”
Bhagwat was speaking at the Dussehra rally of the RSS at the Somaiya grounds near Sion. It was his first public rally after assuming charge as sarsanghachalak in March. “All Muslims in India were Hindus in the past,” Bhagwat said.
“They have only changed their way of worship. If they accept this, there will be no clashes. No community in the country is a minority. They have to live and die here. They should accept that we all had the same ancestors and our culture, too, was the same.”
The RSS chief blamed Christians for ‘forceful’ conversions and claimed the problem was growing. “No one can meet god by changing his religion,” he said. “Why, then, do they want to convert people?”
Bhagwat said the RSS will use its influence only for the country’s benefit. “We will not use our influence for any political party or person,” he said. “We are not with any party, but we are with the policies of nationalism.”