NAGPUR, Maharashtra: Addressing a public meeting right next to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s administrative headquarters in Nagpur’s Reshhimbagh area on Saturday, the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad alias “Ravan” demanded a ban on the ultra-right organization and dared its chief Mohan Bhagwat to contest elections.
The Bhim Army chief’s event was held at the Reshimbagh ground, which is situated right next to the RSS’s administrative headquarters Smriti Mandir in Nagpur and hardly a kilometer away from its official headquarters in Mahal area of the city.
The local police had denied permission for this rally fearing law and order issues it could create but the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court granted permission for it on Friday.
The court’s permission came with certain conditions including not to give a political or inciting speech in this rally.
But that did not stop Azad from targetting the RSS and its chief whom he accused of conspiring to end reservation from the backdoor and not having belief in the country’s constitution.
“Nagpur police were right when they said in the court that two ideologies are clashing here ( At Reshimbagh ground). We believe in the Constitution and these (RSS) people believe in Manusmriti,” Azad said pointing towards the RSS’s Smriti Mandir evoking loud cheers from his supporters.
“This country will be run as per the Constitution only. Manuwad will end only when RSS will be banned in this country. We also know that the RSS runs BJP which is why the BJP’s PM comes here and folds hands in front of the RSS chief. They talk of the constitution but they want to implement the Manusmriti. I challenge the RSS chief to do away with masks and come out and fight elections. Its a democracy, fight elections and people will tell you if Manusrmiti will be implemented or Constitution,” Azad said.