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Bhagwat's Army remark insulting, says Mayawati

| | Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday lambasted Rastriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for comparing Sangh activists with Army jawans fighting on the borders.

She said the comparison made by the RSS chief between the Army and the Sangh is “disturbing and insulting”.

Bhagwat has come in for criticism from Opposition parties for remarks that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had the ability to fight for the country with three days' training if needed, while the Army would take 6-7 months to ready troops.

In a statement issued in Lucknow on Tuesday, the BSP chief said, "The comparison made between Army and RSS swayamsevaks (volunteers) by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is indeed disturbing and insulting."

Maywati added, "If Bhagwat has so much faith in his militant swayamsevaks, then why are special commandos engaged in his security at the government's expenses?"

The BSP chief said that at a time when the army is facing different types of challenges, the statement made by the RSS chief lowers the morale of the force.

Mayawati demanded that Bhagwat tender an apology to the country for his "wrong" statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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