Digvijaya Singh calls RSS chief ‘Hitler’ for ‘India is a Hindu nation’ remark

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, in a series of tweets, described the RSS chief as "Hitler."

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2014 1:49 pm
Hitting out at Bhagwat, Samajwadi Party accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." (Source: Ganesh Shirsekar) Hitting out at Bhagwat, Samajwadi Party accused the Sangh of practising politics of “hatred and separatism.” (Source: Ganesh Shirsekar)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from political parties including Congress and Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity.

Coming down heavily on Bhagwat, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, in a series of tweets, described the RSS chief as “Hitler” and said the Sangh should stop “fooling” innocent people by using religion in politics.

“I thought we had one Hitler in making but it seems now we have Two ! God save India !,” Singh, also a known detractor of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted.

A day after the RSS chief made controversial remarks in Mumbai, Singh asked, “A question to Mohan Bhagwat – Is Hindutva a religious identity ? What is its relationship with Sanatan Dharma ?

Is a person who believes in Islam, Christianity, Sikh Budhism, Jainism or any other religion also a Hindu ? Would Mohan Bhagwatji plz clarify ?”

Wondering “does word Hindu or Hindutava figure in any of our Veda, Upanishad, Gita, Puran or any other of our religious scripture ?, Singh also tweeted.

“RSS should stop fooling the innocent people by using religion in politics.We are proud of our Sanatan Dharm and its tolerance towards others,” he said.

Hitting out at Bhagwat, Samajwadi Party accused the Sangh of practising politics of “hatred and separatism.”

“They use such words and language to fan social tension,” SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.

Referring to various controversial statements from union ministers and leaders of BJP and VHP, Congress leader Manish Tewari alleged that there was a “concerted efforts” to polarise the country on religious lines.

“…it is very evident that with the active connivance of the Central government there is an attempt of religious polarisation…The cultural identity of India is not of a monolithic state. India is not Pakistan,” he said.

Bhagwat, who was in Mumbai yesterday to attend golden jubilee celebrations of the VHP, had said, “Hindustan is a Hindu nation…Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself”.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Aug 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    Diggi is known for funny remarks and 99% of what he says is funny and sometimes hilarious. Calling some body Hitler is stooping to a very low level and Diggi is no more a respectable person not to expect such words from Him. As far as Shri Bhagwat is concerned, the forum was a VHP program and the chief has said what he feels is his genuine feeling..........the point is he and his organisation are saying for last donkey years. What is congress and diggi doing abt it. Can congress deny Indian history
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    Samanya Admi
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    India is saved by Sangh, while Sonia Congress had weakened and destro India from within. The likes of Digvijay Singh in Sonia a Congress are killers of India through unprecedented corruption, crony capitalism and destruction of national insutions that led to imposition of third world poverty on India. If there were no Rashtriya Sevak Sangh, what would have been the fate of India?Sonia Congress party should either be disbanded or it must be replaced by people who are not anti-nstionalist or so called secularist. That is what India needs for its defense and survival as a nation.‘Satyameva jayate Naanritam’Nation First! Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Hind.
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    Ashok .
    Aug 18, 2014 at 8:23 am
    "Is a person who believes in Islam, Christianity, Sikh Budhism, Jainism or any other religion also a Hindu ?". I would say "yes" in the sense that Hinduism gives full freedom to a person to live the life he/she wants to live. There are many atheist who call themselves as Hindu. The divide among Indians is only for political supremacy as all Indians live the same life.
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    akshay
    Aug 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    Rightly said DV...!!!
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    Ashok Sridharan
    Aug 18, 2014 at 8:06 am
    The points made are valid, though its unfortunate that they've come from people whose own communal record is pathetic.
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    Brijkhanna
    Aug 18, 2014 at 10:42 am
    We think that Shri Digvijay Singh ji needed to attend cles of Ancient India. He is not aware of the Power and extent of IMILATION of other religions and cultures till the time Varsha Vardhna ruled. Thereafter, what Historian call an era of Reinsurance of Hinduism in fact was the era of Rigidity, Narrowness and complete loss of the greatest et of IMILATION. Since Shri Digvijay Singh boodline is traced to infamous Raja Jai Chand who invited Mohd Ghori to avenge his personal vendetta with Prithvi Raj Chauhan.After all blood is thicker than water.What Shri Mohan Bhagwat was talking about Hinduvatva of ancient time till reign of Harsha Vardhana not of Hinduism as exist today.
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    Shan Madabushi
    Aug 18, 2014 at 11:06 am
    Playing ideny politics is basically endless merry go around.... It can never stop this round, Mr Mohan Bhagwat is not off the mark: the land of India was always a melting pot.... everyone who came and settled in it enjo both unique religious ideny as well as common cultural and national ideny.The word "Hindu" does not connote religion.... Even the Supreme Court has held that the word denotes a cultural way of life.. There is no doubt the common cultural and national ideny of India is being Hindu. In America everyone, irrespective of ethnicity, religion or race is said to lead the "American way of life". In the same sense, one can say, that everyone who lives in India lives the "Hindu way of life".The religion of the so-called "Hindus" is not Hinduism at all... it is Sanaatana Dharma whose fountain-head is the Vedas.... But the culture of the so-called "Hindus" who live in India is Hinduism, it is a way of life that is a composite of secular beliefs, value-systems, customs, practices that have evolved over centuries. It is as much too a way of life for the Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Jains and other religious communities who live in India and call it their home.
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    gsc_999
    Aug 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm
    This person is so entertaining, lets not stop him, I want to see what else he got to say ;-)
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