Bhopal, Oct 11: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused RSS-BJP of discriminating against women, a top Sangh official on Wednesday, said will consider holding separate shakhas for its female cadre.
Addressing media, RSS Chief Spokesperson (Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh) Manmohan Vaidya said “Except RSS shakhas, women participate in other activities like Jan Prabodhan and Jagaran (social and awakening activities). The RSS unites with a family through men. Women are not in shakhas but they support Sangh. They try to create a conducive atmosphere in their family for the Sangh work. Shakhas..Sangh shakhas for women separately…we will consider”.
His statement came after the three-day meeting of the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal (ABKM). The annual meeting has been convened to review the activities undertaken by the outfit in the last six months.
The senior RSS functionary slammed Rahul Gandhi for attacking the organisation and asked him to focus instead on strengthening the Congress. Rahul had also slammed the RSS for not including women in their shakhas. “Have you seen women in shorts in RSS shakhas,” he had asked while interacting with students in Gujarat on Tuesday.