New Delhi: A day after RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s claim of ‘creating military personnel within three days which the Army would do in 6-7 months,’ Congress President on Monday launched an attack on the comment saying ‘Shame on you, Mr Bhagwat.’
In a tweet, Gandhi blasted Mohan Bhagwat for his comment, “The RSS Chief’s speech is an insult to every Indian because it disrespects those who have died for our nation.”
The RSS Chief’s speech is an insult to every Indian, because it disrespects those who have died for our nation.
It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it.
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 12, 2018
‘It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it. Shame on you Mr Bhagwat, for disrespecting our martyrs and our Army,’ he added.
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The acerbic tweet comes a day after the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief said his organisation has the ability to prepare an “army” to fight for the country within three days, if such a situation arises.
The RSS chief said this while addressing the workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
“Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the Army would do in 6-7 months. This is our capability. (Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and constitution permits to do so),” Bhagwat had said.
Sangh is neither a military nor a para military organisation, rather it is like a “parivarik sangathan” (family organisation) where discipline is practised like the Army, he said adding that workers are always happily ready to make supreme sacrifice for their country.
Meanwhile, the RSS issued a clarification issued in the name of Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS’s publicity cell, claimed that Bhagwat had said that “if [the] situation arises and the constitution permits, [the] Indian army would take 6 months to prepare the society whereas Sangh swayamsevaks can be trained in three days as swayamsevaks practice discipline regularly.”
Vaidya said that “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. Both are to be trained by the Indian army only”.