Imposition of draconian Emergency and suppression of civil liberties led to RSS putting its entire organizational might to fight against this dictatorship and revive democracy. Nearly 70000 people out of approx. one lakh imprisoned during 18 months of Emergency period were from RSS and its allied organizations.
Recent election and its results have brought focus on RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and its role in politics yet again. It is perhaps good time to discuss this issue as the electoral hype has cooled down.
BJP led by Narendra Modi's vision has run one of best campaigns in its history so far. Media pundits too concede that it has taken away the game from all other parties. Strategy of keeping focus on growth, security and good governance and projecting a doer candidate for PM's post; attracted people who were beyond its reach so far. It could attract youth in unimaginable numbers. That it had got its plan right is reflected in its growing strength in polls after opinion polls. Numbers may prove to be incorrect, but the trend is very clear.
A recent visit to Bali, an island among group of islands within Indonesia has been a fascinating experience for me as a practicing Hindu and a student of Hindu culture. We are aware that Bali island is a Hindu majority area within a highly populous infact largest Muslim country in the world.