With an eye fixed on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the RSS is organising a six-day ‘Banjara Mahakumbh’ from Wednesday in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district for nomadic castes, with a Sangh functionary saying an estimated 10 lakh individuals are anticipated to attend.
Senior RSS member Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis will even participate within the occasion, the functionary stated.
These concerned within the preparation for the Mahakumbh stated that aside from elevating consciousness in opposition to the rise within the instances of conversions of Banjara group members by missionaries, this outreach train assumes significance additionally within the wake of upcoming meeting polls in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana.
Greater than 10 lakh folks belonging to nomadic castes — Gor Banjara, Labana and Naikda — from the poll-bound states are estimated to attend the mega occasion, they stated.
Individuals belonging to those castes from Maharashtra and Goa will even attend the programme, a senior sangh functionary advised PTI.
Seers and saints from nomadic castes alongwith different social dignitaries are visiting varied ‘tandas’ (caravans) of nomadic folks and welcoming them to attend the occasion, he stated, including elaborate preparations have been made for his or her keep there.
The BJP, which derives its ideological moorings from the RSS, is in energy in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and attempting onerous to emerge in its place in Telangana. These three states are additionally essential for the ruling social gathering on the centre from the 2024 Lok Sabha ballot perspective.
The Sangh functionary cited above stated that for the previous a number of years, christian missionaries have been changing the members of Banjara group by “deceptive them”.
Anti-social forces are additionally continually attempting to unfold propaganda and falsehoods about their historical past, tradition, faith and traditions and this train is to examine them and guarantee they continue to be an integral a part of the Hindu society, he stated. Youths from Banjara communities and three,000 RSS employees have been tirelessly working for 2 months to organise this Kumbh. It is going to be held on 500 acres of land at Godri village in Jalgaon district.
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