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Former Deputy PM of India and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran, LK Advani came calling to Nagpur, to be a part of 92nd Foundation Day and Vijayadashmi celebrations organised by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Reshimbagh ground today. Advani was accompanied to the venue by his daughter Pratibha. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, whose annual address at Vijayadashami is keenly followed, arrived after Advani. Also, present at the occasion were Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Rajya Sabha MPs Dr Vikas Mahatme and Ajay Sancheti, Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghsanchalak Rajesh Loya and hundreds of RSS members.
As the celebrations began, RSS members performed their customary Vijayadashmi parade and offered prayers. Advani, Fadnavis and Gadkari, who’re well-known to be die-hard RSS followers, too performed the prayers along with others. RSS chief Bhagwat then performed the ‘Shastra Pooja’ after which everybody took their seats again and Bhagwat’s speech began.
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