NEW DELHI: Nandkumar, a key leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and national convenor of Prajna Pravah, wants the country to rethink the word ‘secular’ (SECULAR) in the constitution. He says that the claim of secularism is a Western idea.
In an interview given to the media, Nandkumar has said that secularism is a Western and Semitic view. This idea came from the west. It is actually against the dominion of the Pope. He argued that India does not need secularism, because the nation is beyond the path of secularism, as it considers universal acceptance against the Western concept of tolerance.
The RSS officer has launched a book called ‘Hindutva in the changing times’. In this launching program of the book, senior RSS official Krishna Gopal also took part.
Nandkumar has also targeted the Mamta Banerjee government in his book for the ‘Islamization of West Bengal’. He has told the media, “We have to see if we need to put up a board of secularism. Should we prove it through our behavior, actions, and role?” He said that society, apart from any political class, should focus on whether the word ‘secular’ should be included in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.