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Mayawati slams Mohan Bhagwat over Army statement

Asian Age 2018-02-14 01:12:00

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Tuesday strongly condemned the statement made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the Indian Army.

In a statement issued here, Ms Mayawati said that the RSS chief’s statement was not only an insult to the Indian Army, but also reflected the fact that RSS volunteers were “militants”.

Mr Bhagwat had said in Bihar that if need arises, RSS volunteers would be reday to take on Pakistan even before the Army.

“If the RSS is so confident of its cadres, why has Mohan Bhagwat tak-en the protection cover of NSG? His own cadres should guard him,” she said.

She said that the RSS chief’s statement would dampen the spirits of Army personnel and added that Mr Bhagwat should apologise for his comments. She added that the RSS was turning into a political entity and was no longer a social organisation.