Mayawati slams RSS chief for comparing sangh activists with Army jawans

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His comments had also evoked angry reactions from ex-servicemen, members of civil society and journalists on social media with an overwhelming majority of them slamming Bhagwat for insulting the Indian army.

In an RSS workers meet in Bihar on Sunday, Bhagwat had said that the Sangh would prepare military personnel within three days which the Army would do in 6-7 months. I would like to know if Kodiyeri (Balakrishnan) will still stand by his statement on Indian Army's immoral behaviour with the women.

Not willing to comment on the present RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's statements that have triggered a political controversy, Bharti said "that whatever statements are issued by the RSS chief, comments or explanatory statements on it come from within the Sangh only".

She further said it was shameful that the RSS chief had tried to run down the armed forces at a speech in Muzaffarpur in Bihar recently.

"Preparing an army takes six to seven months, but we [RSS cadre] will be battle-ready in three days".

Bhagwat had also added that the RSS is neither a military nor a para military organisation but a "parivarik sangathan" (family organisation) where 'discipline is practised like the army'.

On Monday, the Kerala chief minister had torn into Bhagwat for his remarks, saying it was in "poor taste and against Constitutional propriety".

"His statement exposes the RSS's hidden agenda to float parallel militias to wreak havoc and crush national unity".

"There is no question of comparison with the army nor was said anything about the army", Hosabale said while talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a function organised to release five separate books on the life and work of past five RSS chiefs right from K B Hedgewar to K S Sudarshan.

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