Chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat, is scheduled to visit Siliguri on 11 December. Reliable sources said that Mr Bhagwat will be returning from Guwahati on 10 December and stay here that night. Though the venue for an assembly the RSS has planned with Mr Bhagwat has not yet been selected, the RSS chief is likely to join the meeting in Siliguri on 11 December.
“The programme for the RSS chief’s visit to Siliguri was finalised suddenly, considering the significance of Bengal as well as North Bengal,” a source said. Senior RSS activists said they will chalk out detailed programmes soon and see if Mr Bhagwat will interact with intellectuals here. As part of a routine programme named ‘Nagar Ekotrikaran’, an assembly for all RSS activists, who will be joining in their full uniforms and will do some physical exercises and join prayers, has been planned. Nagar Ekotrikaran will be held on 11 December around 7.30 am.
“Mr Bhaghwat will deliver a speech on a particular subject related to the nationalistic point of view. He may also interact with senior RSS activists in a special session in Siliguri,” the source said.
According to sources, RSS activists have taken the incident of Daribhit in Islampur into special consideration. It may be mentioned here that two students were killed and another one injured when police allegedly opened fire on a group of protesters in the Daribhit High School on 20 September. It may be noted here that RSS activists do not called the place Islampur, while they prefer to call it ‘Ishwarpur’ instead.
Source: The Statesman