Congress revamps Seva Dal to ‘counter’ RSS
To counter the rising assertiveness of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in nationwide politics and join with the lots, the Congress has revamped one among its oldest and key frontal organisation. Seva Dal plans to organise flag-hoisting programmes in 1,000 cities on the final Sunday of each month.
Seva Dal’s mundane workplace on 26, Akbar Highway, has been all of the sudden buzzing with exercise for the reason that final two days. Round 300-odd leaders and staff of Seva Dal are brainstorming as to methods to construct a military of devoted troopers. Seva Dal chief organiser Lalji Desai advised India Right this moment, “We are going to work to construct a carder with good ideology and dependable to the nation.”
Based on sources, lack of join with the lots in preliminary phases of campaigning has been a key consider Congress defeat by the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Occasion in current Meeting elections.
A senior Congress chief stated, “The social gathering carder is lacking in sure districts fully. Seva Dal was a key join between lots and social gathering leaders. Strengthening the organisation is now the top-most precedence of all state Congress chiefs.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who interacted with members of Seva Dal’s nationwide government in Delhi on Monday, gave the organisation inexperienced sign to shed the standard actions and go all out throughout the nation to attach with individuals.
Desai was fast to announce two main campaigns by Seva Dal in coming days. “Beneath our Jhanda (flag) Satyagrah, we might organise flag-hoisting occasions in 1,000 cities of the nation on the final Sunday of each month. The Jhanda Satyagrah marketing campaign shall be repeated in all districts and cities of the nation to inform individuals concerning the distinction between bhagwa (saffron) flag and the tricolour,” stated Desai. “On October 2, we might launch our personal Swatch Bharat Mission and be certain that each filth on streets and in some leaders’ thoughts is cleaned.”
Seva Dal additionally plans to roll out discussions on Mahatma Gandhi, former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and different senior Congress leaders and freedom fighters on the difficulty of nationalism. Although political pundits termed the transfer as an try to tackle the RSS, Desai claims in any other case.
“We and RSS assume on completely different traces; we’re east and they’re west. RSS spreads violence; we unfold peace. We are going to put together staff for nation-building. The principle intention is to unfold message of peace, secularism and actual nationalism for which the Congress has fought and stood for.”
On being requested about Seva Dal’s technique for 2019 basic elections, Desai stated, “We’re not eyeing simply the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Our intention is to make Seva Dal a robust organisation which is well-connected with individuals.”