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Presidential elections: Raj Bhawan residents with RSS background

Governors of at least 14 states have had some association with the ultra-right organisation

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

The likely ascension of Ram Nath Kovind from Patna’s Raj Bhavan to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates have brought into focus the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of states and Union Territories who have either been RSS swayamsevaks (volunteers) or pracharaks (publicists) before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In some cases, these individuals came into prominence as student leaders associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, or ABVP, the students' wing of the RSS but have had ...

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First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 02:36 IST
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