The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the BJP’s ideological forerunner, will begin holding strategy discussions and consultations in Rajasthan on Thursday in preparation for the state’s assembly elections next year.
On Thursday, a significant three-day gathering of Prant Pracharaks, or neighborhood activists, is scheduled to start in Jhunjhunu.
Days before the gathering, RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Rajasthan on Saturday.
The meeting is significant because the country is currently on edge after the brutal murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur by two individuals who are thought to have ties to a terrorist organization headquartered in Pakistan.
The gathering will include participation from RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat, General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, and top campaigners from each of the 45 provinces the RSS has designated.
BL Santhosh and Shivprakash, national general secretaries of the BJP, will also participate. The gathering is anticipated to cover Rajasthan’s present political climate.
According to RSS officials, this is a typical conference held each year.
For organizational reasons, the RSS split the nation into 11 regions, further divided into 45 provinces. A Prant Pracharak is the title given to a provincial chief.
The Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the organization’s Muslim branch, is planning sympathy meetings for Kanhaiya Lal at several locations under the guidance of RSS leader Indresh Kumar.
The Manch contacts other Muslim organizations to preserve unity in the nation. It is also thinking about starting an anti-religious extremism campaign.
The forthcoming gathering will also cover preparations for the RSS’s centennial celebrations. 2025 will celebrate the right-wing organization’s 100th anniversary.