Bhagwat slams NAC over Communal Bill

Nagpur: Dubbing the draft of Communal Violence Bill as a "deceitful action of destructive minds detrimental to democratic values," RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat today questioned the Constitutional propriety of the National Advisory Council.

Even though the Prime Minister has assured to prepare a revised draft, the proposed legislation is a "distorted ideology which will destroy the very spirit of the Constitution," he told the annual Dussehra rally at Reshmibgah ground here. Bhagwat also warned that any attempt to bring the legislation will be met with stout opposition and disapproval from the people.

Addressing the swayamsevaks, the RSS chief derided the constitutional propriety of the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson without taking any names. Referring to the proposed Bill, he said it would provide wide-ranging powers to an extra-constitutional body like NAC which is against the basic principles of public administration.

Integrity of some members of NAC is under cloud and is being questioned by the Supreme Court, Bhagwat said, adding "whether this country is run by Cabinet or by such elements with a distorted and anti-national mind".

Terming the proposed Bill "unjust, anti-democratic and anti-constitutional legislation," Bhagwat said it was a product of "perverted" minds who are set to destroy national unity and divide the society on communal lines.