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Witnessing sharp growth in West Bengal, says RSS leader

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The has seen a sharp growth in in the last few years, a claimed today.

"The number of RSS 'shakas' (daily meetings at local level) in entire Bengal area has gone up to 1,279 till February 2018 from 750 in 2013," (South Bengal) Jishnu Basu said.

In a bid to "combat rising radicalism and fundamentalism" in the state, the RSS is focusing on increasing its strength and presence here, said a senior RSS functionary.

According to Basu, the RSS started gaining significance in in 2013 during the celebration of

Since then, the organisation has been growing in the state, as more and more people are getting connected with it, he said.

"Apart from 'Shakas', there has also been an increase in weekly meetings and monthly meetings," he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:35 IST