MANSA, Punjab—A special closed door meeting was held on Friday May 30, 2014 between Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat and Beas (Amritsar) based world famous cult Radha Swami head Gurinder Dhillon at Narain Sarvhitkari Mandir School where the RSS Chief has been heading up an organizational training camp that has been in session since May 25.
The cult head landed at Dera Radha Swami at 11.50 am, a few meters from the school. At 12.20 pm, he entered the school premises and was closeted with the RSS chief till 12.58 pm. No other person was present at the meeting. He left the Mansa dera at At 1.23 pm.
Cult followers and RSS workers were tight-lipped over the agenda of the meeting. It is being speculated that the motive behind conducting the meeting with the Radha Swami leader was a motion to spread its wings in the Malwa region by the RSS for BJP.
This is the first time that the RSS has held a camp for its activists at Mansa.
Bhagwat arrived in Mansa on Wednesday evening to impart training to 222 Swayamsewaks, all aged between 18 – 40 years. The trainees are from five states: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, and Jammu and Kashmir. The 20-day camp will end on June 15. Bhagwat is scheduled to leave Mansa tomorrow. Another training camp will be begin in Malerkotla on June 1. The district authorities have deployed 20 policemen at the training camp site.
At least 350 front line activists, trainers, and instructors of the RSS are attending the camp. The RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) presence in the Malwa region, comprising Mansa, Barnala, Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, and Sangrur districts, is negligible. The BJP and the RSS already have a sound base in the Majha and Doaba regions. Hence, the RSS is trying to put down roots in the Malwa belt, which has a considerable urban population.