New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Culture, through its official Twitter handle on Friday, February 19, paid tribute to Hindutva ideologue M.S. Golwalkar on his birth anniversary.
The ministry called Golwalkar – one time head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – a “great thinker, scholar and remarkable leader” whose thoughts will guide generations. However, not many share this view. Golwalkar’s publicised views were thought to be largely against democracy, so much so that even RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat distanced himself from him in an outreach programme.
In 2006, the RSS itself disowned one of Golwalkar’s books.