Mohan Bhagwat's Army remark creates controversy, RSS issues clarification

Mohan Bhagwat's Army remark creates controversy, RSS issues clarification

"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is not a military organisation, but we have discipline like the military".

While RSS leaders frequently resort to war-like rhetoric against "enemy states", Bhagwat went a step further and compared his organisation's skills with the Indian army. "It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it", Gandhi said.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that while Indian Army may take six to seven months to get ready for a war, his organisation can assemble an army in just three days, if necessary.


A day after RSS sanghsarchalak Mohan Bhagwat claimed that his outfit can prepare an "army" within three days, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took to Twitter seeking RSS' apology to the country. "Swayamsewaks will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and constitution permits us to do so", the Times of India quoted the RSS sarsanghchalak as saying. "This was no way a comparison between the Indian Army and the Sangh swayamsevaks; it was a comparison between the general society and swayamsevaks".

On Sunday, February 11, Bhagwat said that his organisation has the capability to create an "army" in three days, and they would be able to deal with any issue if the need arises. Even though RSS Chief's remarks were met with loud praising chants and applause at the gathering, the social media didn't seem to agree with Mohan Bhagwat's statements at all.

While addressing Sangh workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur, Bhagwat had said: "Hamara military sanghatan nahin hai, military jaisi discipline hamari hai".

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