A day after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) removed its Goa chief Subhash Velingkar from his post, more than 400 RSS volunteers threatened to resign to protest against his sacking.
"All office bearers from the district units, sub district units and shakhas along with hundreds of others have decided to quit the RSS, until Velingkar Sir is reinstated," IANS quoted a state unit leader as saying.
RSS, on 31 August, removed Subhash Velingkar, who had crossed swords with ruling BJP government over the medium of instruction issue with members of his outfit even showing black flags to party chief Amit Shah recently, for trying to engage into "political activity" which is contrary to Sangh tradition.
Velingkar, the convener of Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) which is fighting for withdrawal of grants to English medium schools and for the cause of promoting regional languages as Medium of Instruction (MOI) in the coastal state, has been at loggerheads with the saffron party as well as Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
However, the Sangh said they will continue to support BBSM "to strengthen the system for primary education in mother tongue."
--With PTI inputs