Doordarshan’s RSS Telecast Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the decision of Doordarshan to telecast live the speech of the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. The RSS uses the occasion to propagate its Hindutva ideology. The national public broadcaster had no business to telecast live the speech of the Chief of an organisation like the RSS. Such an action shows how the public broadcaster is being misused by the Modi government.

"Hindutva" Militates Against Secularism

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong opposition to the various statements being made by the RSS Chief Shri Mohan Bhagwat on `Hindutva’ which militates against the secular concept of Indian citizenship. Hindutva is a majoritarian concept which is part of the narrow and divisive agenda of the RSS. These provocative statements are designed to impose a majoritarian Hindu concept of the nation. The RSS and its various outfits are making a plethora of such objectionable statements ever since the BJP formed the government.

On Aseemanand's Revelation

In such a situation and in view of the grave implications the reported actions of certain RSS leaders have on national security and integrity, it is essential for the NIA, which is presently in-charge of the investigations, to immediately and urgently investigate the revelations made in the interview and take appropriate action in the matter.

Maintain Peace in J&K

Despite aberrations, the people of the state have maintained communal harmony and brotherhood till now. Attempts to sow discord among the people on religious and communal lines must be defeated. People should not get swayed by rumor mongers and provocations of divisive elements, who are out to disrupt peace in the state.