New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday addressed annual Vijayadashami speech in Nagpur, his last major address before the Lok Sabha elections next year. Addressing the gathering, Bhagwat warned Pakistan and said that the country is strong to fight any anti-India forces. He also touched upon issues related to Ram Temple construction, Sabarimala Temple row, Urban Naxals and Rafale fighter jets deal. 

Nobel Prize winner and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was invited as the chief guest. He urged RSS volunteers to work for the better future of the country. He also said that if volunteers start taking initiative in this direction, child trafficking will be controlled.

Top Pointers of Mohan Bhagwat’s Speech 

1. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that temple construction is necessary from a self-esteem point of view; it will also pave way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness.  Bhagwat demands law for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.  If need be, an ordinance should be passed for Ram Temple construction.

2. If someone musters the courage to fight then there is destruction on both sides. So, in order to maintain peace, we have to be so strong that anyone doesn’t even think of harming us.

3. Hinting on Rafale Deal, Bhagwat said that India should not depend on anyone for its security. “We should produce whatever is needed to protect us,” he said.

4. Mohan Bhagwat said that Maoism has always been “urban” and the neo-Left doctrine of urban Naxals is to establish an “anti-national” leadership with blind followers solely committed to them. He charged that “urban Maoism” was propagating falsehood and spreading hatred in the society. “These people (Maoists) take strength from the country’s enemies and always malign the nation wherever they go,” he said.

5. Speaking on Sabarimala temple row, RSS chief said that men and women were treated as equals there. He added that devotees should have been consulted before the SC verdict on women’s entry

6. The adaptability of Indian culture saying that it has made political experiments successful.

7. RSS chief said to establish an anti-national leadership with blind followers solely committed to them is the Neo-Left doctrine of these Urban Naxals.

8. Mohan Bhagwat also expressed displeasure at the delay in implementation of schemes for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.

9. RSS chief said that the constitution given to this country by Baba Ambedkar should be read thoroughly. “Ambedkar said what we did to throw Britishers out of the country we shouldn’t continue doing anywhere, he considered also satyagraha incorrect,” said Bhagwat.

10. He mentioned that there should be a check on mobile content. “There are no laws for it. Therefore, we need to act,” he said.

The Vijaya Dashami programme and the RSS chief’s speech are among the most important events in the organisation’s annual calendar. The function began by the ‘Path Sanchalan” (route march) of RSS volunteers in Nagpur.  Last year, Bhagwat had spoken on issues like the Rohingya crisis, cow vigilantism, Jammu and Kashmir and surgical strikes.