BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 'shakhas' will keep on to be held in state government offices and there will be no boundaries on employees on attending it.
''Nobody can ban the RSS,'' the MP CM stated in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone on Monday evening.
The MP CM further said that the RSS is an organisation of patriots and every nationalist and the government staffers can attend its 'shakhas' adding the Congress is nursing an ego.
''It was me who had lifted the ban on government employees and officers attending the RSS shakhas in 2006. I relaxed the norms that prevented government workers from taking part in the RSS meetings and this respite would continue in the future,” the Chief Minister asserted.
The statements from MP CM came days after Congress released its manifesto which promised a disallow on the use of government buildings for RSS meetings and cancelling a previous order allowing government staffers to participate in the activities of the Right wing.
The Congress manifesto was released on Saturday, under the head titled 'administration reforms' read, that the holding of RSS shakhas in government premises would be banned and the order regarding relaxation given to public servants to attend them will be revoked.