RSS ideology can solve all problems, Gadkari stokes controversy

Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari said here that the ideology of the RSS was "the solution to all the problems". He was speaking at a function where a book on the RSS, written by Ramesh Mehta was released.

"RSS ideology of socio-economic equality, nationalism and its work in the field of health, education is the solution to all the problems," Gadkari said on Saturday Marxism and socialism had failed over the years, he said. "RSS model of social and economic development can give a direction to the world," the senior BJP leader said.

The organisation survived negative propaganda directed at it because of its conviction and commitment, Gadkari said.

"People should be told about the good work being done by the organisation in the field of education, health, personality development, and its service to the nation. Attempts should be made to change the perception of the society (about the RSS)," he said. RSS ideology of Hindutva was all-inclusive, he added.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik was also present at the function. Naik said that while Mehtas book is about RSS history from 1925 to 1996, its journey and growth thereafter should also be chronicled.