It had also attributed the plight of Hindu OBCs to the inclusion of 90% Muslims in West Bengal within the OBC category.
Curiously, Bhagwat, who was as involved in the BJP victory as anybody else, was conducting a 20-day training session for his volunteers who were supposed to fight the ruling Trinamool Congress and its alleged policy of minority appeasement.
It became apparent when Bhagwat later visited the RSS centre in Kolkata to simulate the state leadership and speed up the Sangh's activities, particularly in rural Bengal.
The Sangh's rapid growth in Bengal - 25% in 12 months since March 2013 - explains Bhagwat's focus on a state where the BJP and its ideological guardian, the RSS, had always been virtually non-existent.
"Our daily sakhas increased from 820 in March 2013 to 1,010 by March this year," Jishnu Basu, publicity head of the RSS' south Bengal unit, told HT.
The RSS deems a sakha or a unit 'daily' if it functions continuously for 15 days. It also organised some 100 'exposure' camps to educate people about the Sangh's activities.
But what exactly is the new constituency - apart from the revival of Hindu votes - that the RSS is banking on in Bengal?
State RSS leaders are confident that the backward castes, who feel let down by successive governments - even the Left Front - are flocking to the Parivar.
The RSS had in recent times panned the Mamata Banerjee government and its Left predecessor for neglecting the backward communities.
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