Mohan Bhagwat will address local Sangh representatives from eastern UP with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 18.
Mayawati said that at a time when the Army is facing different types of challenges, the statement made by the RSS chief lowers the morale of the force
We need only to look to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for inspiration on how to tackle this threat. He would combine his faith in a plural democracy with his resolute commitment to the enforcement of the writ of the state.
Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien slammed MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju for defending the RSS chief. He claimed that the Minister of State has become the “Minister of Sangh”.
The RSS said Bhagwat had made a “comparison between the general society and swayamsevaks”, and not with soldiers.
“His statement only meant that during any calamity, RSS workers arrive first, but the Army takes some time to reach,” Ghosh told mediapersons in Kolkata.
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“The RSS chief’s statement is a direct insult to the Indian armed forces by claiming that in the eventuality of a battle to be fought, the RSS can mobilise itself in three days while the Indian Army will take six to seven months,” said Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma.
“This was no way a comparison between the Indian army and the Sangh swayamsevaks but it was a comparison between the general society and swayamsevaks,” Manmohan Vaidya of the Akhil Bharatiya Prachaar Pramukh said.
In Bihar for 10 days, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has held the review meeting of various Sangh wings and was speaking in Muzaffarpur where he met Sangh volunteers from Bihar and Jharkhand.
The RSS chief said this while addressing the workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur.
Asked about RSS’s increased activities in Bihar, an RSS functionary said, “Our programmes are decided well in advance.”
Republic Day 2018: Last year, Mohan Bhagwat had stirred controversy by hoisting the national flag at the Karnakiamman school in the same district, which comes under the state government.
Bhagwat also said that every Indian has religious freedom, choosing which religion to follow is a personal choice, and that all Indians ultimately have the same ethics (dharma).
While the LDF government in the state has issued a directive, stating that only head of institutions should unfurl the tricolour, BJP leaders have said the directive is not binding upon the Palakkad school as it is not run by the state.