Quotes that reflect his philosophy on ‘Dharam’, ‘Bharat’ and more

Friday February 11 (1968) 2022 marks the 54th anniversary of the death of Deendayal Upadhyay.

Born September 25, 1916, Upadhyay was an Indian politician, an ardent defender of the Hindutva ideology promoted by the Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), the precursor of the current Party Bhartiya Janata (BJP).

Upadhyay founded the monthly publication Rashtra Dharma, broadly meaning “national duty”, in the 1940s to spread the ideas of Hindutva nationalism. Upadhyaya is credited with writing the official political doctrine of Jan Sangh, integral humanismby including certain values ​​of cultural nationalism and by selectively appropriating some of Gandhi’s socialist principles such as “sarvodaya” (progress for all) and swadeshi (self-sufficiency).

On his 54th death anniversary, here are some of the quotes that reflect his philosophy on Dharma, India and Principles.

  • “We were proud to resist British-things while they (the British) ruled us, but strangely enough, now that the British are gone, westernization has become synonymous with progress.”

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Posted: Thursday February 10th 2022, 4:05 PM IST