The Sangh has changed Gandhiji’s definition of Swadeshi. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday justified Modi’s economic decisions by saying that economic policy did not suit the country’s needs after independence. Following independence, a five-year plan was adopted from Russia, imitating Western countries. A new value based model of development should come. Indigenous does not mean that all foreign products should be boycotted. We should not depend on what comes to us from abroad, and if we import, we should do so on our own terms, “Bhagwat said.
Bhagwat said that good ideas about knowledge should come from the world. He said that a society, system and governance, which believes in its people, its knowledge, its capacity is essential. Things like materialism, fundamentalism and its logical culmination have come up against things like individualism and consumerism. The idea was that the world should become a global market and development was interpreted on that basis. This resulted in two types of development models. One of them says that man has power and the other says that society has power. The world is not happy with either of these. This experience gradually spread to the world and became famous during the time of Kovid-19. Now comes the third idea of development which is based on values. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken about this self-reliant India, Bhagwat said.