Madhya Pradesh polls: Congress manifesto promises to ban RSS shakhas in govt. buildings

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The Congress party in its manifesto titled ‘Vachan Patra’ which was released on November 10 in Madhya Pradesh said that if the party comes to power then the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ‘shakhas’ would not be allowed in Government buildings and premises.

Party releases its 112-page manifesto at a press meet in the presence of state Congress president Kamal Nath, state campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh.

The 112-page manifesto clearly states that if the Congress party comes to power then the ‘shakhas’ of the RSS would not be allowed in Government buildings and premises, also party promised to revoke the orders allowing Government employees to attend RSS shakhas sessions.

The manifesto states host of measures for the conservation of the Narmada, it also promises an “adhyatmik vibhag” (spiritual department) in the state, as well as plans to promote the Sanskrit language, speaks of developing the “Ram path” and the commercial production of ‘gaumutra’ (cow urine) and ‘kanda’ (cow dung cakes).

The Madhya Pradesh is all set to go to polls on Nov 28. The strength of the MP assembly is 230 and counting of the votes will take place on December 11.