RSS axes Goa chief for acting against BJP government

RSS axes Goa chief for acting against BJP government 

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday removed its Goa chief, Subhash Velingkar, for working against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.

“Velingkar has been removed from his post with immediate effect for faulting a political outfit and working against the Goa government,” RSS publicity head Manmohan Vaidya told IANS.

Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM), an outfit led by Velingkar, has been demanding that regional languages (Konkani and Marathi) be made the medium of instruction in Goa’s elementary schools and asking the state to stop grants of English medium schools.

Velingkar was removed from his post after BJP President Amit Shah complained against him to the RSS leadership, informed sources said.

Shah was shown black flags by members of the outfit during his recent visit to Goa. He was on his way to address a meeting of BJP workers near Panaji.

Critical of the Laxmikant Parsekar-led BJP government, Velingkar accused the state government of betraying the electorate’s trust.

He also said that the chances of the BJP winning the upcoming Goa assembly elections were bleak.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has said it will contest the Goa elections, had been using Velingkar’s criticism of the state government in its campaign.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here