RSS cancels VK Singh’s speech after his late arrival
AGRA: Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh was not allowed to address a session at the ongoing three-day camp — “Yuva Sankalp Shivir” of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Agra on Sunday because he arrived at the venue late.
According to sources, Gen Singh was to address an hour-long session on “security and defence policies of the country” at 11am on Sunday, but he could not make it to the venue in time.
Singh paid the price for his late arrival as he was made to sit behind other dignitaries present in the room where RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was also present.
“Singh was scheduled to arrive in the camp before 11, as his session was to begin at 11. But he arrived at the venue around 12.40pm. According to the policies of the RSS, we do not shift our schedule for anyone. He was late, hence he was not allowed to address youths,” Virendra Varshaneya, media in charge RSS of the camp told TOI.
We need to disciple ourselves in order to teach discipline to others. Rules are rules and equal for everyone,” Varshaneya added.
The minister left the camp in 40 minutes as he had to reportedly catch a flight for a trip abroad. According to insiders, the minister also refused to address media on the venue, claiming that he was short of time and that he was not informed about it in advance. The last-minute request for the press briefing was reportedly made to Singh by RSS prant pracharak Dinesh.
Later, a press release from the event claimed Singh was felicitated at Bhagwat’s makeshift residence on the venue while making it abundantly clear that he had arrived at the venue late.
Meanwhile, the day two of the RSS camp being attended by 5,500 students was filled with energy due to the presence of Anand Kumar of Super-30 fame and Olympian shooter Rajyawardha Singh Rathore who addressed the youths and mingled with them freely.
Students were seen making career-related queries to Kumar who guided and motivated them open-heartedly. Rathore shared his experience of Olympics with the students and motivated them to opt for career in sports.
BJP MPs from Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, Ram Shankar Katheria and Chaudhary Babu Lal, were seen diligently attending all the sessions of the yuva sankalp shivir which are specifically meant for students.