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  India   All India  14 Mar 2020  Coronavirus: RSS cancels three day meet in Bengaluru

Coronavirus: RSS cancels three day meet in Bengaluru

THE ASIAN AGE. | N B HOMBAL
Published : Mar 14, 2020, 10:51 am IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2020, 11:00 am IST

Authorities had earlier implied that issues like CAA was sure to come up in the meeting

The annual meeting of RSS's highest decision-making body was to be held in Bengaluru from March 15-17. (PTI)
 The annual meeting of RSS's highest decision-making body was to be held in Bengaluru from March 15-17. (PTI)

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to cancel its highest decision-making body’s three day annual meet scheduled to begin on Saturday, general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi said.

The annual meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) was to be held in Bengaluru from March 15-17 to decide on the organisation's future course of action.

Speaking to reporters before the cancellation of the event, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh, Arun Kumar had implied that though the RSS hasn't finalised it's agenda yet but issues like taking a stand or explaining importance of CAA was sure to come up.

However, it was later announced in a statement by Joshi that the event is cancelled due to the recent developments around coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In view of the seriousness of the pandemic Covid-19 and in the light of instructions and advisories issued by the Union and the state governments, the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) meeting scheduled in Bangaluru has been suspended
- Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Presidents and other state office bearers of 35 parivar organisations like VHP (Vishnu Sadashiva Kokje and Justice Alok Kumar) ABVP (Prof. Subbaiah Shanmugam), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (Saji Narayanan)Vidya Bharati(Ramakrishna Rao), Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram(Jagadev Rao oraon), BJP (J. P. Nadda) Sakshama(Dyal Singh Pawar) were to participate in the three day meet.

"All RSS workers should cooperate with administration to create awareness among public and to face this challenge successfully," Joshi said in the statement.

Tags: suresh bhaiyyaji joshi, rashtriya swayam sevak (rss), coronavirus (covid-19), akhil bharatiya pratinidhi sabha (abps)
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru