Dattatreya Hosabale also spoke about revisiting concept of minority as it exists in Constitution, says RSS regards all as Hindus based on nationality, regardless of religion they follow.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale (left) addresses the press conference with RSS all-India publicity head Sunil Ambekar in Nagpur


New Delhi: The concept of minority in the Indian Constitution needs to be revisited, said Dattatreya Hosabale, who was re-elected as the sarkaryavah, or General Secretary, of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) during an annual meeting of its apex decision-making body in Nagpur Sunday.

Speaking to the media following the meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the RSS leader also defended the Modi government over the electoral bond scheme, calling it an “an experiment”, and said that such experiments are required. He cited the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) as one such instance and said that questions were raised about these too.

“People may have such questions in their mind, but time will tell how beneficial and effective the new system is. So, we should allow such experiments to take place. That is the Sangh’s view,” he said.

During the press conference, Hosabale said, “We need to reconsider (punarvichar) the concept of minority (alpasankhyak) as it exists in the Indian Constitution. Because when we say minority, the country is seen as separate… then who does the country belong to? It’s everyone’s.”

Since its inception in 1925, the RSS has held that no matter what religion one may follow in India, no one should be seen from the prism of “majority” or “minority”.

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