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Kerala: RSS marks areas to make inroads

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 17, 2018, 1:04 am IST
Updated Mar 17, 2018, 1:04 am IST
Says CPM is ‘biggest obstacle’ in growth.
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While claiming expansion of its work area and influence in the state over the last couple of years, the RSS has now decided to target areas where it has not been able to make inroads especially CPM dominated areas in Kannur. Of the 27 mandalms where it has not been able to make its presence felt yet, most areas are in Kannur and Payyanur followed by Malappuram, Kottayam and Idukki.  Some of the areas in Malappuram, Kottayam and Idukki have been out of their reach because of the low or almost zero population of Hindu community.

The RSS has identified at least 10 to 15 mandalms in Kannur and Payyannur which are still out of bounds for the organisation. These are the areas that they want to enter in next three years. "CPM is the biggest obstacle for our expansion in the state. They don't allow us to enter their strongholds. Even if our members visit houses of sympathisers to distribute pamphlets, they are blocked by communists. They may disagree with our ideology, but everyone should be allowed the freedom to work," said RSS state secretary and Prantha Karyavahak P. Gopalankutty Master.

 

The RSS is planning to make inroads into new areas through their four pronged programme focusing on health, education, culture and social issues.  As of now, the RSS is functioning in 1426 mandalams spread across 950 panchayats.  An online campaign 'Join RSS' has been initiated in the state to attract youngsters towards the organisation. "More than 50 per cent members who attend our 3000 daily shakhas are youngsters," said Gopalankutty Master.

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Location: India, Kerala




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