Articles about Mohan Bhagwat

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

24 Dec 2020

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.

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

26 Oct 2020

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

05 Aug 2020

"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

05 Aug 2020

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

04 Aug 2020

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

02 Aug 2020

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.

Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

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.

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

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.

After Ayodhya verdict, politicians call for peace and harmony

09 Nov 2019

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.

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

29 Oct 2019

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.

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

28 Oct 2019

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.

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

08 Oct 2019

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.

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

20 Aug 2019

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.

Hard Kaur plans to launch song supporting Khalistan movement

13 Aug 2019

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.

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

19 Jul 2019

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.

Rapper Hard Kaur booked with sedition for comments on Adityanath

20 Jun 2019

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.

Singer Hard Kaur blames RSS for Pulwama, calls Yogi rapist

18 Jun 2019

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.

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

26 Mar 2019

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%.

Rahul Gandhi: Congress will strike down triple talaq law

07 Feb 2019

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

02 Feb 2019

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

01 Feb 2019

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?

19 Dec 2018

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.

RSS can offer credible alternative to transform India: BJP MP

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.

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

29 Oct 2018

#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.

Mohan Bhagwat picks Ram Mandir issue only before elections: SP

20 Oct 2018

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

18 Oct 2018

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.

RSS chief demands law for Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya

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.

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

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

19 Sep 2018

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.

Barring Pakistan, RSS to invite 60 nations for lecture series

12 Sep 2018

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.

Hindu society will progress only if it comes together: Bhagwat

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.

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

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.

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

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.

After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

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.

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

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.

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

27 Jun 2018

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

UP CM Yogi Adityanath met top RSS functionaries, including Mohan Bhagwat, in Delhi to discuss the preparations regarding Kumbh Mela.

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

17 Jun 2018

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.

CIA terms VHP, Bajrang Dal as 'religious militant outfits'

15 Jun 2018

CIA terms VHP, Bajrang Dal as 'religious militant outfits'

The United States' Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has termed Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) as 'religious militant outfits' in its World Factbook.