Congress backed NSUI to move Delhi High Court over tampering in DUSU elections

The Congress-backed National Students Union of India has claimed they have won three instead of two of the top four posts in the Delhi University Student Union elections. NSUI decided to move the Delhi High Court to prove this.

They alleged the personal involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah tampered the results of the elections.

According to India Today, Girish Chodankar, the AICC secretary in charge of NSUI told IANS, NSUI won three out four seats in the elections which included that of the President, Vice-President and the Joint Secretary. But the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the BJP student wing, subsequently got the Joint Secretary post.

“We have asked the election committee to recount votes, if they do not do it by the end of the day, we will approach the Delhi High Court to contest the result. This is a matter of shame for the BJP that they have to manipulate results to ensure that ABVP wins,” IANS quoted Chodankar as saying.

According to Scroll.in, the party’s National Media In-Charge Neeraj Mishra told IANS, many CCTVs were dysfunctional and complained about the presence of ABVP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh officials in the counting center.

However, Chief Election Officer S.B Babbar assured that there were no loopholes in the elections since Delhi University is the only one using Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs).

Elections took place on Tuesday and the counting happened early on Wednesday. The turnout recorded was 43%, a near 10% increase since 2016.

 

Sources: India Today, Scroll.in 

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BJP issues a legal notice to Ramchandra Guha over comments linking RSS to Gauri Lankesh murder

On Monday, September 11, 2017 Karnataka BJP Yuva Morcha issued a legal notice to noted historian Ramchandra Guha for alleging that RSS had a role in senior journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.

In the legal notice, the Yuva Morcha has demanded Guha to issue an unconditional apology within the next three days and refrain from making such statements. The notice also stated that non-compliance will ensure a civil and a criminal prosecution against Guha.

After the murder of Gauri Lankesh, Guha had stated that RSS was behind the recent series of murders of activists and journalists and blamed the BJP government for encouraging intolerance in the country.

“It is very likely that her [Gauri Lankesh’s] murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of [Govind] Pansare, [Narendra] Dabholkar and [MM] Kalburgi came,” Guha had said, referring to the murders of rationalists.

Karunakar Khasale, BJP Yuva Morcha’s state secretary in Karnataka said that Guha’s claims were baseless and are trying to undermine the organisation which he represents.

Guha, being a critic of the BJP-led NDA coalition, has often been at loggerheads with the party. Earlier Guha had alleged that he was receiving threats from the ruling party for his criticisms against RSS and the Modi government.

News Source: India Today, Financial Express

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CPM attacks RSS men, leave them seriously injured

Amid the violence going on in Kerala between the CPM and RSS, a group of CPM activists allegedly attacked three activists of the RSS in Kerala’s Kozhikode. They have been admitted to the Government Medical College and doctors there say one of them has been gravely injured.

The three injured men identified as Sudheesh, Bineesh and Rahul are all in their early twenties. Police revealed that while the RSS activists were on their way home, they were ambushed by CPM workers. The police told NDTV that local political rivalry triggered the assault.

On Thursday, two BJP workers were left wounded after a country-made bomb was hurled at the RSS office in Kozhikode’s Nadapuram. Almost within an hour, the CPM office was set ablaze. As incidents of clashes involving CPM and BJP are on the rise in Kerala, it can be linked to RSSS leader Kundan Chandravat’s preposterous announcement of offering a bounty of Rs 1 crore bounty for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinari Vijayan.

While BJP has blamed poor law-and-order in the state, the CPM has said such incidents of violence are the brainchild of the RSS.

News Source: NDTV, DNA

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RSS expels Kundan Chandravat for announcing 1 crore bounty on Kerala CM

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Kundan Chandravat has been expelled from the right-wing organisation, following his provocative statement at a protest in Ujjain. On Thursday, Chandravat created an uproar after he announced a 1 crore bounty on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “If anyone gets me the head of Vijayan, I will give him my property, which is worth around 1 crore,” said Chandravat.

Chandravat called up the meeting to protest the alleged killing of RSS and BJP workers in Kerala at the hands of CPM people. However, after facing the criticism, he withdrew the statement and expressed his regret on the whole issue.

RSS has expressed its disagreement with Chandravat, and has stated that it does not support any violent practice. It also urged the people to not consider the statement of one member as the view of the Sangh.

However, Pinarayi Vijayan has not paid much heed to this threat. He said “RSS has beheaded many earlier, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t walk free. I don’t take such comments to face value.”

Chandrawat’s comment came a day after RSS, BJP and many other right wing organisations exhibited their displeasure against the CPI(M) led LDF government in Kerala, holding it accountable for the killing of several party members.

Sources: NDTV, Firtspost

RSS expels Kundan Chandravat for announcing 1 crore bounty on Kerala CM

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Kundan Chandravat has been expelled from the right-wing organisation, following his provocative statement at a protest in Ujjain. On Thursday, Chandravat created an uproar after he announced a 1 crore bounty on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.”If anyone gets me the head of Vijayan, I will give him my property, which is worth around 1 crore,” said Chandravat.

Chandravat called up the meeting to protest the alleged killing of RSS and BJP workers in Kerala at the hands of CPM people. However, after facing the criticism, he withdrew the statement and expressed his regret on the whole issue.

RSS has expressed its disagreement with Chandravat, and has stated that it does not support any violent practice. It also urged the people to not consider the statement of one member as the view of the Sangh.

However, Pinarayi Vijayan has not paid much heed to this threat. He said “RSS has beheaded many earlier, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t walk free. I don’t take such comments to face value.”

Chandrawat’s comment came a day after RSS, BJP and many other right wing organisations exhibited their displeasure against the CPI(M) led LDF government in Kerala, holding it accountable for the killing of several party members.

News Source: NDTV, Firstpost 

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Goa RSS Chief reinstates himself after eviction.

Declaring the Goa unit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh autonomous, Subhash Velingkar, RSS Head of Goa, on Thursday reinstated himself after being removed from the post on August 31. The eviction happened as a result of his anti-BJP stand whereby he intends to float his own political party to contest against BJP. A promoter of regional languages, he locked horns with the party over medium of instruction in schools.  He also accused BJP bigwigs, Manohar Parrikar and Nitin Gadkari of playing major roles in his eviction. Around 400 RSS workers resigned one day after to protest the sacking of their senior leader.

Due to the mass resignation movement, Subhash Velingkar declared the Sangh defunct and declared that although it will continue to report to the Nagpur Headquarters of RSS, it is no longer a part of the Konkan Prant but it is a prant itself. Condemning this stand, RSS Spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya said that no unit of RSS has the power to disassociate itself from the prant without the permission of the Kendra. He further added that the Goa unit will continue to stay a part of Konkan Prant. New members of the Goa unit will be declared shortly.

400 members decide to quit RSS following Velingkar’s removal

The sacking of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Subhash Velingkar has sparked outrage among the members of the organization. About 400 volunteers of RSS have announced their resignation, expressing displeasure over Velingkar’s sudden removal as the organization’s chief.

The mass resignation was an outcome of the six-hour meeting that was held following the body chief’s exit in Panaji, Goa. “All office bearers from the district units, sub district units and Shakhas with hundreds of others have decided to quit from RSS, until Velingkar Sir is reinstated” said south district official of RSS Ramdas Saraf.

The top officials of RSS and BJP including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have been accused of removing Velingkar. In the past Velingkar has been critical of BJP’s mode of language in the state claiming that it promotes English over regional language. Recently he participated in a protest waving black flags at BJP president Amit Shah when he visited the state and has also threatened to head a new party to defeat them. And therefore it has been speculated that all these issues have led to his removal.

The current Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar has declined to comment on this whole issue and has termed it as an internal matter between RSS and Manohar Parrikar.

Sources: NDTV India today