Prime News, National, Religion, New Delhi, October 23:- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Friday (October 22) said that Hindutva is neither Left nor Right and its essence is “integral humanism.”
Speaking at the launch of RSS leader Ram Madhav’s book, “The Hindutva Paradigm: Integral Humanism and Quest for a Non-Western Worldview,” Hosabale said that cultural cohesion and cultural nationalism are essential for the longevity of a nation.
Any forcible division or unification of nations, he said, does not sustain.
“The world had gone to Left, or was forced to go Left and now the situation is such that the world is moving towards the Right so that it’s at the centre. That is what Hindutva is all about — neither Left nor Right,” Hosabale said.
“I am from the RSS. We have never said in our discourse in the Sangh training camps that we are rightists. Many of our ideas are like leftist ideas,” he said.
The RSS leader said there is space for ideas of both sides, the Left and the Right since these are “human experiences.”
Ram Madhav said his book is not anti-West world view and that the time has come to explore a world view from India. “In the post-Covid world, order based on new principles is going to take shape in the next decade or so. In this new period of transition, we should be able to transfer our wisdom. The philosophy will be useful for the world,” he said while speaking on the occasion.
“We should continue to accept and implement the ideas we got from outside, but there are some ideas that this land can also contribute and we must turn to them,” he added. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)