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.

11 Jan 2023

LGBTQ+

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

AIMIM

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

Dussehra

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

Guwahati

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

Mayawati

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

Narendra Modi

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.

26 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre

Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.

"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.

Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday installed a silver brick at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, a symbolic gesture that means the construction of a grand Ram Temple can begin.

Ram Janmabhoomi event: Everything to know about PM's itinerary, attendees

The much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, has been adversely affected by the coronavirus situation, forcing the authorities to truncate the guest list.

LK Advani, MM Joshi to attend Ayodhya ceremony via videoconferencing

Ahead of the August 5 ground-breaking ceremony for a temple at the once-disputed site in Ayodhya, two veteran leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are reportedly going to skip the in-person event.

17 Feb 2020

Twitter

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

India

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.

09 Nov 2019

India

After Ayodhya verdict, politicians call for peace and harmony

The Supreme Court on Saturday put an end to a decades-old case that had been defining socio-political fabric in India.

29 Oct 2019

Delhi Police

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

The Indian cricket team is set to face Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series, starting November 3 in Delhi.

28 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Muslims would keep having more kids: MP on Assam's two-child-policy

Recently, the Assam government, led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced that those having more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs.

08 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

13 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Hard Kaur plans to launch song supporting Khalistan movement

Rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon aka Hard Kaur, who recently was seen voicing support for the Khalistan movement, will soon release a new song in support of the movement.

19 Jul 2019

Yogi Adityanath

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.

26 Mar 2019

Chhattisgarh

History, roots, leaders and ideology: Know all about BJP

Nearly 51% of Indians live in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party. Before the saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in December 2018, the aforementioned figure was 71%.

07 Feb 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi: Congress will strike down triple talaq law

Speaking at the AICC minority convention in Delhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, said that his party would strike down the law criminalizing triple talaq, if voted to power.

Mandir wahi banega, says Shah; asks RaGa to clarify stand

While addressing booth workers of two Lok Sabha constituencies- Tehri and Haridwar on Saturday, BJP President Amit Shah reiterated his party's stand on the sensitive Ayodhya issue. He said Ram Temple would be built at the disputed site.

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.

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

On Tuesday, few MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of Ram Mandir at the parliamentary meet and asked the Centre's stand on the issue, reports IE.

11 Nov 2018

India

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.

#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

Demanding a law for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus are now losing patience.

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

Ayodhya

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.

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.

19 Sep 2018

Nagpur

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

India

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

India

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

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.