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Majority of RSS men in Goa are against BJP: Velingkar

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Former head of the in Goa, Subhash Velingkar, has claimed that 95 per cent of the Sangh volunteers in the state are against the and they supported his outfit Suraksha Manch (GSM).

Velingkar, a regional language crusader, floated the ahead of the assembly polls in earlier this year to take on the BJP, attacking the policies of the led by it.

The has fielded its president Anand Shirodkar against Chief Minister in the Panaji by-scheduled on August 23.

The rebel leader was relieved of his charge as Sangh's chief,following which he floated a parallel outift.

Velingkar had vehemently attacked the previous BJP- led headed by over continuing the state 'patronage' to English medium schools, "neglecting" local languages like Konkani and Marathi.

"Though the workers who backed him had gone back to the Sangh they still support the GSM, which is a political ammunition to fight the issue of medium of instruction in mother tongue," Velingkar told PTI.

He said the does not have its own cadre in

"There are several reasons why they don't open up in public, one reason is that they are afraid though their fear is unwarranted. The true cadres have reduced," Velingkar added.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 16:42 IST