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Bengaluru: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is likely to conduct a two day Chintan Shivir next week with an eye on the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections. The meeting – to be held on July 14 and 15 – will in all probability be attended by Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel and RSS leaders including Mukund, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, and BJP Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh.

Despite back-to-back sample polls on sensitive issues like the ‘hijab’ and ‘halal’, the RSS remains concerned about BJP’s victory. According to reports quoting sources, the organisation is also concerned about constant attacks against it – especially the BJP leaders who have failed to give a befitting reply to the leader of the Congress Legislature Party Siddaramaiah.

Many issues will be discussed including strategies for assembly elections. Sources said that the meeting will discuss what role the government, party, leaders and RSS should play to retain power in the state and win the elections.

Also likely to come up for discussion is the Rohit Chakratirtha Committee’s revision of textbooks and its implications (noted writer Devanur Mahadeva’s recent book on the RSS has criticized the RSS) and remedial measures to be taken to clear confusion on various issues and the responsibilities of BJP workers in the wake of elections.

Earlier on June 30, the BJP president met RSS chiefs Mukund and Sudhir at the RSS headquarters in Bengaluru and held discussions for about 45 minutes.

The RSS on Saturday concluded its three day meet annual meeting. The event held in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu saw issues such as the expansion of the organisation, the work related to the centenary year of the Sangh and the work plan for the coming year being discussed.

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