With its former leader Govindacharya criticising the Narendra Modi government over the Lalitgate issue, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today said whatever stated by him are his personal views and not those of the Sangh.
The RSS also said that it does not express its views in public and has neither appointed anyone as its ideologue.
“Whatever has been expressed by Govindacharaya is his personal opinion and he is entitled to it. They are not the views of the RSS,” RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosbole told PTI.
He said there are thousands of Swayamsewaks in the country and everyone is entitled to express their own opinion but it is not that of the Sangh. Outsiders who are not office bearers of the RSS cannot express the organisation’s views.
“RSS has not appointed anyone as its ideologue and it has its own system of communicating,” he said, adding that if there is any miscommunication it is created by the media.
Dattatreya said RSS has a “perfect” communication mechanism to express its point of view to the BJP and it does state such things through the media.
He said that RSS interacts with other political parties also on certain national issues, but does not communicate in public and has its own system.
“The communication is directed through a different manner,” he said be it with BJP or other political parties.