Thiruvananthapuram: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that the organization could mobilize an “army” within three days has not gone down well in political circles. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the mobilization of a parallel army was a crime tantamount to sedition.
Bhagwat's boastful speech was mala fide and unconstitutional, the CPM leader said in a Facebook post. The RSS has borrowed its organizational methods from Benito Mussolini and its ferociousness from the Nazis, he added.
Bhagwat has said that the RSS could mobilize an army within three days if such a situation arises, while the army would take up to seven months for it. He was addressing RSS workers at the Muzaffarpur Zila school ground in Bihar on Sunday.
Pinarayi flayed Bhagwat for the comment. “The comment proves again that the RSS has no respect for the Indian constitution or constitutional institutions. This exposes the RSS game plan to form a parallel army and shatter the country’s unity and create anarchy.”
He called upon the RSS chief to retract his statement and apologize to the country. He also wanted to know prime minister Narendra Modi’s views on Bhagwat’s comments that insulted the Indian Army.
“Even after the remarks led to a controversy, the RSS sought to degrade the army and claim that it was more disciplined than the army. I would like to know if the prime minister approved of it,” Pinarayi said.