I am a disciplined Swayamsevak: Parrikar on RSS-Goa rumblings

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today downplayed the issue of rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar floating a political outfit in poll-bound Goa.

"So many parties are there. AAP is there. Anyone can float the party, this is democracy," the ex-CM of Goa said.

He refused to comment on the happenings in the RSS in Goa but added that he is a "disciplined Swayamsevak".

"I am swayamsevak, I follow RSS. You will have to go to shakha to follow RSS," Parrikar told reporters here in the background of the ongoing controversy within RSS in Goa.

"Discipline is the most important aspect for me. I have followed the discipline and I will continue to follow it. If you want any comment on RSS you will have to contact RSS," he said.

Parrikar was talking to reporters at the sidelines of a health camp organised by BJP to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

RSS had recently relieved its Goa Vibhag Sangh Chalak Velingkar, who has now formed a parallel outfit called RSS Goa Prant.

Velingkar has also announced that Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, of which he is the convener, would be floating a political party on October 2.

BBSM headed by Velingkar has been agitating demanding regional languages as Medium of Instruction in state's elementary education.