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Mission Kerala: RSS aims for 0.9 mn cadres by 2019

RSS claims that it will achieve the target despite increasing attacks on its workers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

RSS workers participating in a camp

The (RSS) has decided to go on an aggressive expansion exercise in to achieve a target of 900,000 by 2019.

Senior (RSS) functionary J Nandakumar claimed that there has been an increase in attacks on workers, but added that the organisation is determined in its mission of development of the overall society in

"In fact, these attacks have further strengthened our commitment towards the nation and the society. Now we will more aggressively pursue our work," he said, adding that the number of will touch the 900,000 figure by 2019.

The Left-ruled state accounts for the maximum number of 5,000 shakhas or daily morning meetings of members among all 'prants' (regions) and the number is rising, Nandakumar further claimed.

has around 1,000 shakhas, the daily gathering of RSS workers that includes prayer and physical activities.

Nandakumar, the convener of RSS-affiliate Prajna Pravah, who is from Kerala, also said that the is losing its ground in the state as more and more people are joining the RSS.

"I can say that there is a craze among youths in the state towards our nationalist organisation," he said.

He also alleged that RSS workers were being "brutally killed by state-sponsored actors" but said the Sangh is determined in its mission of development of the overall society in

First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 14:26 IST