Bangalore: Sending out a clear message, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) gave beleaguered chief minister a pat on his back on Sunday, admiring his recent initiative to instal statues of poet-saints Sarvajna and Thiruvalluvar to foster linguistic harmony.
“It is one of the finest examples initiated by Karnataka to promote goodwill, social harmony and humanism in recent times. I hope other states follow suit,’’ said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, addressing a public rally.
The RSS, which had thrown its weight behind Yeddyurappa during the recent political crisis, praised his efforts and in doing so, sent a message to his detractors. Bhagwat also called to protect the country’s natural resources, including minerals.
He was critical of the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) legislators in the Maharashtra assembly recently, where they had attempted to prevent Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi from taking oath in Hindi. “All Indian languages belong to this country. While airing regional issues, the nation’s integrity should not be harmed. The politics of vote is not an answer to the real problems from any region,’’ Bhagwat said, without taking names. “I can’t understand why the same people don’t protest when elected representatives take oath in English.’’