In order to increase its presence in West Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has planed the biggest assembly of its members in February. The meeting will take place in the western Uttar Pradesh city Meerut on February 25.
In order to increase its presence in West Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has planed the biggest assembly of its members in February. The meeting will take place in the western Uttar Pradesh city Meerut on February 25. “Rashtrodaya – Swayamsevak Samaagam” is the name of the event will be addressed by top RSS leaders including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. As per the report of The Indian Express, as many as 3.01 lakh people have already registered for the meeting in the last three months. Most of these registrations have come from 14 districts of Uttar Pradesh that fall under Meerut region. The Meerut pranth area was considered to be a strong base for RSS some 15 years back. However, ever since the BJP came to power in 2017 in Uttar Pradesh, RSS has made attempts to strengthen its roots in the region.
The demographics of the 14 districts from where the registrations for the event has come in is dominated by Dalits and Muslims. Under Meerut pranth, cities like Meerut, Sambhal, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Amroha, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Bijnor, and Rampur. Ghaziabad and Noida are registered.
According to the records, of the 3.01 lakh registrations, only one is of a Muslim. Also, of the 3 lakh people registered, nearly 1.70 lakh are new to RSS and will wear Ganavesh, the RSS uniform, for the first time. The programme will be organised in an area of 1,200 acres on Garh Road in Meerut. The RSS has made the registrations online for a fee of Rs 50 and that made a collection of Rs 1.5 crore for the organisation. RSS Meerut pranth prachar parmukh Ajay Mittal said nearly 5,700 volunteers conducted a door-to-door campaign from October 2017 to January 1, 2018.
“It will be the biggest assembly of RSS volunteers in the history of the organisation. We have made registrations in each of the 10,580 villages in the entire pranth. Now, this prant has the pride of having swayamsevaks in every village,” Mittal said. The RSS has created a database of the 3 lakh registered swayamsevaks with addresses and contact numbers.