Seeking to make its presence felt in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s citadel ahead of the 2017 UP Assembly polls, RSS is holding a ‘Siksha Varg’ campaign in Etawah, the native place of the Samajwadi Party patriarch.
The three-week-long event that began on Monday is ostensibly aimed at imparting education to students and teachers on national integrity.
But the timing and venue of the annual event, being held for the first time in Etawah in the 90-year history of the Sangh, assumes significance ahead of the crucial Assembly polls barely some months away.
“The RSS is holding a 22-day-long ‘Siksha Varg’ camp in Etawah,” a senior party functionary told PTI here today.
Other than Etawah, the camp is being held simultaneously in state capital Lucknow and few other places in the state, he said.
“RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the camp in Lucknow on May 29,” he said.
Political observers say the camp has been organised to marginalise the impact of the Samajwadi Party and to influence the masses in favour of BJP in the Assembly elections.