Toning down its stance, the RSS today advised the government or individuals not to pressurize anyone to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat has apparently acted after BJP senior leader LK Advani termed the entire controversy as ‘meaningless’. Advani has also felt that it was needlessly raked up.
“Efforts should be made to build a ‘great’ India that is hailed across the globe voluntarily. We have to create such a great India where people themselves chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’…it need not be imposed,” Bhagwat said.
The RSS chief said, “We (India) have to show the way to the people of the world with our life and deeds. We do not want to win or defeat anyone. We don’t want to impose our ideology and thoughts on anyone. We wish to show them the path because we accept them as our own.
Bhagwat was speaking after inaugurating the renovated building of the BKS at Lucknow.
Terming ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) as the philosphy and core of Indian culture, he said, “We have to present an example before the entire world.”