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RSS’s Narrow World View is Deeply Problematic for an Open Democratic Country Like Ours: Raghuram Rajan

In an interview to The Week, he said the RSS' view might be an anomaly to the India that was built upon "the views of our founding fathers".

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has slammed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) saying that the narrow worldview of the right-wing organisation “is deeply problematic for an open democratic country like ours.”

In an interview to The Week, Rajan underlined that the RSS’s view is in sharp contrast to the India that was built upon “the views of our founding fathers like Nehru and Gandhi as well as the Constitution”.

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Rajan reportedly said, “So to that extent, I believe it is a much narrower view and because of this, it does not give as much of freedom of participation in the broad stream of Indian life to a variety of communities outside the majoritarian community, and others that it considers part of the majority.”

He added, “That, to my mind, is deeply problematic for an open democratic country like ours. We cannot afford it.”

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