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Bhagwat's comment on army 'misrepresented': RSS

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday said its chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial comment in on the Indian Army's preparedness for a war was being "misrepresented" as he never compared the with his organisation.

An statement said that Bhagwat told a gathering in Muzaffarpur on Sunday that in case of a war the would take six months to prepare the society whereas volunteers can be trained in three days because "Swayamsevaks practise discipline regularly".

"This was no way a comparison between the and the Sangh swayamsevaks but it was a comparison between general society and swayamsevaks. Both are to be trained by the only," Manmohan Vaidya

said.

The chief, who is in on a 10-day visit, was on Sunday quoted as saying that the has the ability to prepare an to fight for the country within three days, if such a situation arises and the Constitution permits.

"The Sangh will prepare within three days which the would do in 6-7 months. This is our capability. Swayamsevaks will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and the Constitution permits," Bhagwat told workers at Zila school ground in Muzaffarpur.

"The is not a military organisation, but we have discipline like the military. If the country requires and the country's Constitution allows, the is ready to fight on the borders against the enemy," he said.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 12:48 IST
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