Mohan Bhagwat: News

Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat is a veterinary doctor, socio-cultural activist, and the sixth Sarsanghchalak (chief) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Bhagwat comes from a Maharashtrian family of RSS workers. He graduated in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and joined the RSS in the 1970s, becoming a pracharak in 1975. In his early years at RSS, Bhagwat worked in Akola, Nagpur, and Vidarbha in Maharashtra. From 1991 to 1999, he was in charge of physical training for the Sangh cadres nationwide. In 2000, he became the Sarkaryvah (General Secretary) of RSS, re-elected in 2003 and again in 2006. The big appointment came in 2009, when the then Sarsanghchalak, KS Sudarshan, handed over his seat to Bhagwat. At 57, Mohan Bhagwat became one of the youngest RSS chiefs, after its founder KB Hedgewar and MS Golwalkar. In 2017, Bhagwat was the first RSS Chief to be officially invited to the Rashtrapati Bhawan by the then President Pranab Mukherjee.

28 Nov 2023


Ram Mandir inauguration: RSS to embark on special door-to-door campaign

With less than two months before the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is gearing up for a nationwide door-to-door campaign from January 1-15.

25 Nov 2023

World Hindu Congress

'Hindutva not Hinduism,' says declaration adopted by World Hindu Congress

The World Hindu Congress (WHC), which began on Friday in Bangkok, Thailand, adopted a declaration promoting the use of "Hindutva" or "Hindu-ness" instead of "Hinduism" when referring to the Sanatan Dharma faith in English, ANI reported.

'Cultural Marxists' spoiling India, claims Mohan Bhagwat; references Manipur violence

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday denounced "cultural Marxism," calling it "selfish, discriminatory, and deceitful," Hindustan Times reported.

17 Sep 2023

Pawan Khera

Congress's Pawan Khera links Sanatan Dharma controversy to RSS chief

Congress leader Pawan Khera on Sunday attributed the ongoing controversy surrounding Sanatan Dharma to recent statements made by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, the Hindustan Times reported.

05 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

'India' to 'Bharat': Will BJP government rename the country

The central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is reportedly planning to introduce a resolution during the upcoming special session of Parliament to rename the country as "Bharat."

India believes in serving others, unlike US, Russia: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India believes in serving others and has no intention to become an authoritative state such as Russia, the United States (US), or China, reported Hindustan Times.

12 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

VHP leader shot after argument over Mohan Bhagwat's anti-Brahmin remarks

A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader was reportedly shot in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad by a local Brahmin leader after a heated argument over Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent alleged anti-Brahmin remarks.

11 Feb 2023


'India mine too': JUH chief Madani flags Islamophobia, hate speech 

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) President Maulana Mahmood Madani flagged the alleged rise of Islamophobia, religious prejudice, and hate speech against minorities in India on Friday, ANI reported.

11 Jan 2023


RSS chief Bhagwat speaks in support of LGBTQ community

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) head Mohan Bhagwat spoke in support of the LGBTQ community, stating that they are humans and have the right to live like others.

On Dussehra, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitches for Hindu Rashtra

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday stood above the customary party line, highlighting several concerns of common and national importance during the annual Dussehra event in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

22 Sep 2022


RSS chief Bhagwat visits mosque, cleric calls him 'Rashtra Pita'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited a mosque in Delhi on Thursday and held a meeting with the chief cleric of the All India Imam Organization, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, who called Bhagwat Rashtra Pita.

Why look for Shivling in every mosque?: RSS chief Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the Gyanvapi Mosque matter was ongoing and noted that "history cannot be changed."

15 Oct 2021


RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat warns of 'unregulated' OTT platforms

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday highlighted the need to regulate the OTT platforms because if left unregulated, they can lead to anarchy in the country.

21 Jul 2021


CAA, NRC have nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have nothing to do with the Hindu-Muslim divide and communal narrative surrounding the two issues were being peddled by some to gain political mileage.

06 Jul 2021


There's difference in words, actions of Sangh, BJP, government: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that the DNA of all Indians is the same has not gone down well as there's a difference in the words and actions of the Sangh, the BJP, and the government.

24 Dec 2020

Rahul Gandhi

Government invites farmers for talks; says MSP discussions 'not logical'

The central government on Thursday extended an invitation to farmer unions for talks once again as protests against new agricultural laws have continued for a month.

05 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a speech from the Ram Janmabhoomi site, shortly after he participated in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony that will kickstart the temple's construction.

17 Feb 2020


Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

On Sunday, right-wing volunteer organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s chief Mohan Bhagwat stirred controversy, after he said that the cases of divorce are more prevalent in educated and affluent families. He argued that education and wealth bring along arrogance, which destroy families.

26 Dec 2019


Sangh sees all Indians as Hindus, regardless of religion: Bhagwat

On Wednesday, the chief of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat said the organization sees all 130 crore Indians as Hindus, irrespective of their religion and region.

08 Oct 2019

Article 370

Lynching a "western construct" being used to "defame" India: Bhagwat

In his Vijay Dashami speech at an event in Nagpur, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat called lynching a "western construct". He also said the term should not be used in the Indian context to "defame" the country.

20 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

19 Jul 2019

Amarinder Singh

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.

20 Jun 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Rapper Hard Kaur booked with sedition for comments on Adityanath

A case has been filed against UK-based rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, for her comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS, and its chief Mohan Bhagwat.

18 Jun 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Singer Hard Kaur blames RSS for Pulwama, calls Yogi rapist

Rarely do Bollywood stars speak on politics. They choose silence to avoid running into controversies.

Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat warned the government that work on the Ram Mandir would begin in four months if no concrete steps were taken to commence the construction of the temple.

11 Nov 2018


RSS can offer credible alternative to transform India: BJP MP

Propaganda against the RSS has penetrated from top to bottom and scholarly narration can remove the ambiguities in history about the organization, which can offer a credible alternative to transform India, claims BJP-MP Rakesh Sinha.

20 Oct 2018

Samajwadi Party

Mohan Bhagwat picks Ram Mandir issue only before elections: SP

Senior SP leader, Ram Govind Chaudhary, has accused RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat of remembering Lord Ram only "months before the General Elections".

SC didn't take tradition into consideration: Bhagwat on Sabarimala row

Amid ongoing protests at Sabarimala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said the Supreme Court verdict hasn't taken into consideration the nature and premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and has given rise to "divisiveness" in society.

18 Oct 2018


RSS chief demands law for Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said the government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

20 Sep 2018


Bhagwat says Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will promote Hindu-Muslim peace

Speaking on the last day of the outreach programme, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said Ram Mandir in the disputed land in Ayodhya would ensure Hindu-Muslim peace, as it will eliminate disagreements between the two groups.

Opposing Muslims isn't Hindutva: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

"Hindutva" is an inclusive concept and does not exclude Muslims, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday, maintaining that his organization embraces the Constitution, and respects the "socialist, secular" parts of its Preamble.

12 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Barring Pakistan, RSS to invite 60 nations for lecture series

A three-day lecture series of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will start in New Delhi from September 17, for which invitations are likely to be sent to 60 nations.

08 Sep 2018


Hindu society will progress only if it comes together: Bhagwat

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat called for the Hindu society to be united.

27 Aug 2018


RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

The RSS may invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi to attend a three-day lecture series by Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi next month.

29 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Mumbai in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community seeking job reservation in Maharashtra.

10 Jul 2018


After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

A month after former president Pranab Mukherjee triggered a controversy by attending an RSS event, it is now industrialist Ratan Tata's turn.

10 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Ratan Tata to now share the stage with RSS-chief

Industrialist Ratan Tata will be sharing the stage with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event in Mumbai on August 24 organized by NGO Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti, named after Sangh Pracharak Nana Palkar.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

4 CMs visit AIIMS to inquire about ex-PM Vajpayee's health

Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand - Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das, yesterday visited the AIIMS, New Delhi where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, is undergoing treatment.

13 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Vajpayee better, hopeful of full-recovery in few days: AIIMS Director

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the last 48 hours and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said.

08 Jun 2018


Pranab's visit to RSS a significant event in history: Advani

BJP veteran LK Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the RSS headquarters and his "illuminating exposition of the noble idea on Indian nationalism" as a "significant event in our country's contemporary history".

07 Jun 2018


#PranabAtRSS: Hatred, intolerance would dilute our national identity

Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme, former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "Any attempt to define India in terms of dogma and identities or religion, region, hatred, and intolerance will only lead to dilution of our identity."

03 Jun 2018

Pranab Mukherjee

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.

30 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Cracks in Congress visible after Pranab Mukherjee accepts RSS' invitation

After former President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to attend a convocation of RSS pracharaks on June 7, tensions are visible in the Congress.

28 May 2018

Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee to address newly recruited RSS workers in Nagpur

The RSS has invited former President Pranab Mukherjee to address its newly recruited workers on June 7 in Nagpur.

04 May 2018


'Stop drama of eating with Dalits': Mohan Bhagwat tells BJP-leaders

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat advised BJP leaders to stop doing 'drama' of eating meals at Dalits' homes, and instead invite them to their houses, reported TOI.

03 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Mohan Bhagwat: Congress-mukt Bharat isn't RSS language

Highlighting the importance that RSS gives to inclusion, its chief Mohan Bhagwat recently claimed that slogans like "Congress-mukt Bharat" are political phrases, and are not a part of Sangh's vocabulary.

26 Feb 2018


Only India can show right path to the world: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that only India can show the right path to the world and everyone should work together for the unity of the country.

16 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrives in Varanasi; Congress protests

To entice more people to join the RSS, supremo Mohan Bhagwat has begun a five-day tour of PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi.

12 Feb 2018


Mohan Bhagwat: RSS can prepare armed force within 3 days

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat has made an explosive claim while addressing workers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He declared that his organization is ready to fight at the border, if required.

26 Jan 2018


Defying diktat again, Mohan Bhagwat hoists flag at Kerala school

Going against the Kerala government's order, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurled the tricolor today at a school in Palakkad.

03 Jan 2018


BJP's Vikram Saini: Hindustan belongs to Hindus!

A few months back, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat had said that Hindustan is the country of Hindus, but does not exclude others.

24 Nov 2017

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mohan Bhagwat: Only Ram Mandir at disputed Ayodhya site

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat made an impassioned declaration that "the day is not far when a saffron flag will fly atop the Ram Mandir."

28 Oct 2017


Bhagwat: 'Hindustan is country of Hindus, but doesn't exclude others'

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing a gathering of college-going RSS volunteers in Indore, said as Germany is a country of Germans, Britain is a country of Britishers, Hindustan is a country of Hindus.

07 Oct 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Bhagwat: Despite country's invasions, Hindus unconverted due to "determined spiritualism"

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat, who is in Vrindavan to inaugurate the "Mansi Dhyan Kendra" a meditation centre at Kaushal Kishore Maharaj's Nikunj Van ashram, said that Hindus could escape conversion to Islam, despite repeated invasions, "because of their spiritual strength."

07 Oct 2017


Is the Bhagwat-Modi relationship facing stormy days ahead?

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat, in his September 30 Vijayadashami address, had targeted PM Modi's economic policies in an understated manner.

30 Sep 2017


Vijaya Dashami Live: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's address

While addressing party workers on Vijay Dashami at the RSS headquarters, Nagpur, supremo Mohan Bhagwat asserted that cow protection is not a matter of religion.

11 Sep 2017


Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"

Mohan Bhagwat, RSS supremo and sarsanghchalak (head), turns 67 today. Bhagwat was an unknown face until the then RSS Chief KC Sudarshan appointed him his successor in 2009.

07 Sep 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata and the Hindu right-wing are again at loggerheads

BJP President Amit Shah has been denied permission to host a rally at Netaji Indoor Stadium when he would visit West Bengal between September 11 and 13. This is on the heels of RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat being denied permission at Mahajati Sadan, a WB government-run auditorium.

28 Mar 2017

Shiv Sena

Pollution connected to monsoons: IIT-Bombay study

A new study conducted at IIT-Bombay discovered a relation between local pollution and the intensity of rain.

09 Feb 2017


Mohan Bhagwat: Indian Muslims are Hindus

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said yesterday that every one residing in India is a Hindu, including Muslims.