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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                    Guru
                    Aug 18, 2014 at 4:17 pm
                    Resident representative of ISIS in India.
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                      Ken Patel
                      Aug 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm
                      It is difficult for me to understand Diggy's problem with what Mohan Bhagwat said. It is true that India is generally recognized as a Hindu nation same way Israel is recognized as Jewish. This does not in any way negates India's secular status. Do not understand his comparison of Bhagwat with Hitler. Diggy is getting senile in his old age!
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                        OpinionatedOrator
                        Aug 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm
                        He may be a wrong person, but what he said here is absolutely right. Religious organizations , be it be RSS or some other Islamic organization, should be ketp out of politics. Religion and Politics SHOULD NEVER mix
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                          Jadu
                          Aug 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm
                          Looks like Hindu Mullahs bringing back ancient culture casteism, untouchability etc.
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                            JK
                            Aug 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm
                            If India is not a Hindu state, why do we have these reservations, special laws and privileges for Muslims only? Muslims is 2nd largest followed religion in India. And then why these special treatment is not provided to real minorities like Parsis, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists etc? Junta... dont get influenced by these dirty politicians dividing Indians on basis of caste, religion etc. They are only
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                              JK
                              Aug 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm
                              If India is not a Hindu state, why do we have these reservations, special laws and privileges for Muslims only? Muslims is 2nd largest followed religion in India. And then why these special treatment is not provided to real minorities like Parsis, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists etc? Junta... dont get influenced by these dirty politicians dividing Indians on basis of caste, religion etc. They are only interested in divide and rule. Teach a lesson to such politicians.
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                                Bharat
                                Aug 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
                                Hatred politics continue which has harmed nations all over the world. True love with indians with service to all can only lead nation otherwise imposing single ideology can lead to more trouble.
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                                  swamy nk
                                  Aug 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm
                                  Hitler is much better than Joker Rahul and his clowns like Diggy,Tiwary,singhvi,Ahmed patel etc.
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                                    Happy
                                    Aug 18, 2014 at 11:54 am
                                    Diggy himself Hitler of India. This guy is biggest of India and MSM carry his remark all over.
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                                      Narendar
                                      Aug 18, 2014 at 10:45 am
                                      Mr Digvijya is a sick man who understands little. He needs to be sent to psychiatrist to get his faculty checked. His counsel and guidance had brought doom of Congress. it is better he keeps away so that nation cn progress.
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                                        Shyam
                                        Aug 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm
                                        Every new born baby is a HINDU and he gets converted to any other religion only after, say, Baptism or Sunnath. So everyone born in INDIA is a HINDU. As such INDIA is a HINDU nation. How is this interpretation, Mr. DOGGY?
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                                          Opi
                                          Aug 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm
                                          If living in Hindustan you are not a Hindu, Mr. Diggy, who the are you, and why are you living here. Go where you belong.
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                                            bendethu
                                            Aug 18, 2014 at 11:46 am
                                            ah.. the smell of cowardice of digvijay singh....
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