Dividing the country to unify it

Apart from the poll plan, the other agenda is to control India’s cultural and education sectors, which the RSS has long held, is dominated by Leftists and liberals. The RSS seems to have been given a free hand by the government on this, and appointments of people supporting its agenda at FTII, CBFC and ICHR are examples. It fits in with the RSS’s larger goal of a “Hindu Rashtra” and a new “spiritual order” that will rejuvenate the “reservoir of knowledge” that went dry due to the creation of an “artificial culture” over 500 years of Mughal and British rule. Sources in the RSS say they look at the NDA government-with its absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and minus the encumbrances of coalition politics-as the best opportunity to push ahead with this plan. Something they couldn’t do when the NDA was in power between 1998 and 2004, partly because Atal Behari Vajpayee was not as committed to the cause and partly because the numbers were not as emphatic.

….”The three beliefs-Hindu culture, Hindu forefathers and Hindu land-that unite our society will have to be established. This is what the Sangh has been working for. This is the only way that will result in something. This is the time,” RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat had said in a public speech on the occasion of Dussehra last October.

A clip from a Kunal Pradhan cover story for India Today that connects dots and paints an unsavory picture.