Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is slated to address a rally of around 50,000 swayamsevaks in the Assam capital on Sunday, that is being touted as the biggest conclave of the Hindutva group in the Northeast.
Titled “Luitporia Hindu Samavesh”, the event — also expected to see hundreds of common people participating — would be the first of its kind organised by the Sangh in Assam and in the entire Northeast region, claimed an RSS leader.
Bhagwat will address the RSS workers in the Veterinary College ground at Khanapara area in the city.
The Sangh activists believe the event would help spread its message in the entire Northeast and unify various castes and communities residing in the region and is also significant in view of elections to three Northeast states next month.
“Close to 50,000 Swayamsevaks will coverage in Guwahati on Sunday for the Samavesh. The meeting will be also attended by religious leaders and some tribal chieftains of the region,” said RSS’ Assam Prachar Pramukh Tirtha Shankar Das.
“We had a big gathering in 1994 when 4,000 Swayamsevaks had gathered in the Northeast,” he said, adding that detailed arrangements had been made by the RSS workers for smooth conduct of the event.
“We have planned the Samavesh to bring the Swayamsevaks together. All our Swayamsevaks have been working silently in their respective areas. However, we are trying to bring them together as we want to further the degree of cohesion and discipline prevailing among them,” Das said.
The mega conclave of the RSS assumes significance, as three northeastern states — Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura — are going to polls next month and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been trying to make its presence felt in all the three poll-bound states.