Bhubaneswar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday arrived here on a nine-day visit to the State.
He attended a meeting of Bishistha Nagarika Sammilani (a meeting of intellectuals) organised at the SOA University campus here in the evening.
“The RSS is working for development of Hindus and all other communities in the interest of the country,” Bhagwat said.
Bhagwat is scheduled to attend the RSS’ Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal meeting to be held in the city between October 15 and 20.
About 400 functionaries from different States and affiliated groups will attend this meeting, which will be held by the RSS for the first time in Odisha. BJP working president JP Nadda will also attend the meeting.
The meeting is scheduled to discuss a host of issues, including abrogation of Article 370, ban on Triple Talaq, forthcoming Assembly polls, world climate and implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Ram Mandir.
At a time when the BJP is making a significant progress in Odisha and has become main opposition party, the timing of the RSS’ highest decision making body meeting is seen as a crucial move by the saffron brigade.