The Congress President Rahul Gandhi condemned the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today for his “disrespectful” comments against Indian Army. In a scorching tweet, the 47-year-old president demanded an apology from RSS following Bhagwat questioned: “preparedness of Indian Army to fight enemies at the border”.
“Shame on you Mr. Bhagwat, for disrespecting our martyrs and our Army,” tweeted Gandhi. Using the hashtag “#ApologizeRSS, Rahul Gandhi further tweeted, “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.” The Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Patidar activist Hardik Patel, on the other hand, also joined Gandhi in attacking the RSS chief. “RSS is an army of underwear-clad men who spark riots in country. I urge Bhagwat to go sell pakodas across country so that Modi can give government jobs to youth of our country,” Jignesh Mevani tweeted.
Also, Mevani’s colleague Patel said “no one needs to learn patriotism” from Bhagwat. “A case should be registered against Bhagwat for calling Indian Army weak,” Patel tweeted. The RSS chief incited a row on Sunday following he compared Sangh cadre with Indian Army personnel. “Despite not being a military organization, Sangh can prepare military personnel within three days which the Army normally takes months to do. This is our capability,” said Mohan Bhagwat while speaking at an RSS function in Muzaffarnagar, Bihar. “If the nation requires, and our constitution permits, the RSS is ready to go to border and fight for country’s safety,” Bhagwat said.