RSS chief Bhagwat shown black flags in Bihar

Patna, April 10 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was shown black flags here on Monday by workers of Dharam Nirpekksh Sewak Sangh (DSS), police said.

Dozens of members of the newly formed DSS by RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav shouted slogans and protested against Bhagwat with black flags outside RSS's office at Rajendra Nagar here, a district police official said.

At least 10 DSS workers have been arrested, the official added.

According to BJP leaders, Bhagwat reached here by plane and he will leave for Deoghar on road to address a Hindu 'sammelan' (conference) there on Tuesday. "When Bhagwat visited RSS's office, some DSS workers tried to create trouble but failed."

Tej Pratap founded DSS to challenge RSS, spread a message of communal harmony and to strengthen secularism in Bihar and across the country.

However, Lalu told media that DSS has a right to stage protest."What is wrong with it. Bhagwat has been spreading hatred across the country."

Lalu said Bhagwat has began RSS's campaign for 2019 general elections by visiting different places. "Bihar is a different place. Bhagwat and his RSS will not succeed here. We had defeated RSS's game plan in 2015 Bihar assembly polls."

But senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Susshil Kumar Modi has warned DSS over protest against Bhaagwat. "If goons of RJD will do such thing, wee will not allow RJD ministers to visit any where in Bihar."


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