The Goa chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Thursday reinstated himself after being removed from his position on August 31, reported The Hindu. Announcing his decision, Subhash Velingkar said, “All the district officer-bearers and other RSS workers from the state resigned on Wednesday. So technically, the Goa RSS unit is defunct. As karyakartas, we are reviving the Sangh organisation. Also, we declare that we are no longer a vibhag of the Konkan prant, but a prant in itself." This comes a day after more than 400 RSS workers resigned in protest against the sacking of the senior leader.

Velingkar said the unit will continue sending reports to the Nagpur headquarters, and it will work as per the shakha guidelines even if the top leadership of the right-wing organisation does not acknowledge them. However, he clarified that the unit will not take directions from the organisation regarding political issues till the Assembly elections in the state in 2017, The Indian Express reported.

The Senior leader has accused Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, of conspiring against him. He called Parrikar the "biggest liar" for betraying the RSS-backed Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch. The BBSM has long protested against the state BJP government for patronising English medium schools and sanctioning grants to the Archdiocese-led primary institutions. Volunteers of BBSM had protested using black flags at an event on August 20 that was attended by BJP’s national president Amit Shah.

Reacting to the development, RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya said, "No unit of RSS can disassociate from a prant [division] on its own. It is a decision of the kendra [central leadership]. The Goa unit of the RSS is and will remain a vibhag in Konkan prant. New office-bearers of the Goa Vibhag will be announced shortly." He also said the reports that suggested that Velingkar was sacked for indulging in anti-BJP activities was incorrect and baseless.