Shashi Tharoor on RSS : Let’s not compare bunch of young people with bamboo sticks, khaki shorts to Army


Congress president Rahul Gandhi called for Mohan Bhagawat’s apol.ogy Monday, after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) boss was accounted for to have made a questionable remark on the Indian Army.Congress MP Shashi Tharoor engaged the political class to keep the Army past governmental issues, and prompted against contrasting youngsters and bamboo sticks and khaki shorts with the Army.Mohan Bhagwat was accounted for to have said that while the Army would take “six to seven months” to set up a power if there should arise an occurrence of a war, the RSS can do that in a matter of “three days”.

The RSS then issued an announcement saying that Bhagwat was cited outside the realm of relevance in the circumstance. “RSS boss Mohan Bhagwat’s address in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur is being spoken to erroneously,” the saffron association said in an announcement in Hindi.

What Bhagwat really said was that “if a circumstance so emerges, and if the Constitution permits it, the Indian Army would take a half year to set up the all inclusive community for war while the Army could get ready [the RSS’s] swayamsevaks in three days in light of the fact that the swayamsevaks are profoundly restrained,” the association included.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today slammed the Congress’ ‘pseudo-Hindusim,’ pointing to what he called a ‘temple spree.’ He said people understood Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits were an election gimmick.

Meanwhile, Rahul pointed out that he visited both mosques and temples. “I go to every religious place. Wherever I like I go. I go to mandir. I go to masjid. I go everywhere,” he said.

Speaking on FIR registered against army personnel fighting in the valley, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Supreme Court has given a 15-day stay on the FIR itself. We’ll have to see how it goes. We have to stand by our proud soldiers & Army and in the call of duty if they have performed something it has to be contextualized.”