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RSS to organise its largest meeting in history to discuss BJP
New Delhi, Oct. 6:
In the largest ever RSS congregation, over 75,000 of its cadres will gather in Agra next week to deliberate on sensitive issues of national security including the activities of “foreign Christian missionaries and Islamic fundamentalists” on which the outfit’s stand has been causing controversy.

The three-day “Rashtriya Raksha Mahashivir’ (national security camp) beginning on October 13 is being organised by the Braj region unit of the RSS to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the organisation.

The increasing activities of the ISI in India and the alleged role of foreign Christian missionaries “in supporting secessionist groups in the North East” are among the volatile issues to be deliberated at the convention to be addressed among others by RSS chief K S Sudarshan, RSS sources said.“The ISI is spreading its tentacles everywhere. The recent arrest of an Aligarh Muslim University student for his alleged involvement in anti-national activities is a case in point,” a prominent RSS leader said.

Interestingly, the convention’s organisers have invited among others some of the diehard critics of the Sangh Parivar including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and top CPI-M leaders, apparently in a bid to demonstrate that they have no sectarian agenda.“The issue of national security should be above petty party politics. Our agenda is not hidden.

That is why we have invited people representing all shades of opinion,” Krishna Sahai, Braj region chief of RSS said.“The objective of the meet is to generate greater awareness among the government and the masses on the seriousness of the internal and external threats to the country,” Sahai said. Information Minister Sushma Swaraj would be inaugurating an exhibition on “75 years of the RSS” on October 9, the sources said.

The organisers have also invited prominent leaders from various fields to attend the convention. They include Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister A P J Abdul Kalam and Zee TV’s Subhash Goyal. The RSS would also honour war heroes and scientists during the three-day congregation.