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Feb 12, 2018 12:49 PM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

BJP jumps to defend, RSS releases statement after Mohan Bhagwat compares Indian Army with swayamsevaks

The comment has been met received widespread criticism with Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeting, "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. Shame on you Mr Bhagwat, for disrespecting our martyrs and our Army."

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday quoted controversy when he said the organisation could prepare to fight for the nation in three days, while the Army would need six-seven months.

The comment has been met received widespread criticism with Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeting, "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. Shame on you Mr Bhagwat, for disrespecting our martyrs and our Army."

BJP leaders were quick to jump to the right-wing organisational head's defence. Civil Aviation MoS Jayant Sinha said it was a case of misconstrued statement. "Opposition is making unnecessary noise. We are fully with our Army," he said.

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