RSS General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Saturday said those levelling allegations against BJP chief Amit Shah's son should go to court, and the RSS does not want to take a stand on the issue.
RSS General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Saturday said those levelling allegations against BJP chief Amit Shah’s son should go to court, and the RSS does not want to take a stand on the issue. Taking a different line from what was said by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Thursday, Joshi said those who have levelled allegations against Jay Shah should go to the court. “It is not necessary that allegations levelled against someone are true. There is no reason to believe this. How allegations are levelled these days, everybody knows,” Joshi said. He said it is for the court of law to decide who is a guilty and who is not. “So those making charges against Jay Shah should approach the courts because RSS does not deem it fit to take a stand on such issues,” he said at the conclusion of the three-day meet of RSS National Executive Committee here. Hosabale had earlier said that if there are corruption allegations against anyone, an inquiry should be done and “action can be taken accordingly. But there has to be prima facie evidence of wrong-doing”.
The opposition has demanded a probe into allegations that the turnover of the junior Shah’s company increased 16,000 times in one year after the BJP came to power in 2014. Joshi also said the RSS will focus on working on the youth in rural areas to bring about social change. “The Sangh will now focus on rural areas as social change is a big challenge there. We will work on the youth for Hindutva as well as societal transformation.”
Joshi said that India’s 60 per cent population lives in villages and Sangh’s two-third of all shakhas run in villages while one-third work in the cities. He said that besides running regular shakhas there is also need for focusing on other activities such as promoting social harmony and equality and other societal challenges.
He said that efforts should be made to make farmers self-sufficient and the Sangh feels that the government should formulate agricultural policies only after consulting the farmers.