Last Update: December 29, 2022, 14:52 IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis visited Hedgewar Smriti Mandir, the memorial of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder Dr KB Hedgewar, in Nagpur on Thursday.
Both the leaders met Dr. Hedgewar and RSS ideologue M.S. Paid tributes at the memorials of Golwalkar. He also met the office bearers of the Sangh.
Later speaking to reporters, Shinde said, “I have come here for the winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature and I have come here to pay homage.” There is no politics behind this. Responding to a question, Shinde said, “It is true that I used to go to the RSS shakha in my childhood. This place is a source of inspiration. I have come here to bow my head. In response to another question, he said, “Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are together, what other message can be given.”
Shinde, who heads the Balasahebchi Shiv Sena, and BJP leader Fadnavis also visited Deekshabhoomi, where Dr BR Ambedkar converted to Buddhism in 1956 along with his followers.
On Tuesday, the BJP MLA had attended the Sangh Parichay Varg (Introduction to the RSS) program at Hedgewar Smriti Mandir.
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