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Finding a fine balance: For BJP, RSS' organisational heft is a prized asset

The core message of the RSS' top decision-making body at its recent meeting was its unreserved support to its affiliate, BJP, marking a break from the past

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (left) and Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale
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1,400 ABPS members, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (left) and Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale, sat down to review the work done in the past year and come up with a blueprint for the next (Photo: PTI)

Radhika Ramaseshan
A noteworthy feature of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha’s (ABPS’) three-day meeting from March 12 to 14 in Haryana’s Samalkha was the absence of a cautionary note or discordant expression towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Narendra Modi government.
 
The ABPS is the apex decision-making body of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), equivalent to the BJP’s parliamentary board, and deliberates upon and seals decisions on important matters, apart from making changes in the Sangh’s hierarchy.
 
BJP President J P Nadda and General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santhosh represented the political arm at the session, whose most significant message

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First Published: Mar 19 2023 | 9:17 PM IST

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