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Govt being remote-controlled by RSS: Trinamool Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Attacking Kiren Rijiju for his tweet defending Mohan Bhagwat, the (TMC) today alleged that it has become "even more evident" that the government is being "remote- controlled" by the Sangh. "A of the government is supporting and defending the RSS. is not a of state but a of Sangh," told reporters today. Referring to Bhagwat's remarks on the and the incident in Kolkata where the DG BSF K K Sharma had, in uniform, reportedly attended a conference on border security conducted by an RSS-affiliated organisation, the TMC said it cannot be a coincident. "Every constitutional institution is becoming marginalised. have now become shakhas and some governors have become RSS pracharaks. has become another troll of RSS," O'Brien alleged. After a row over Bhagwat's remarks on the Army, of State for Home Rijiju today tweeted that "Bhagwat had only said it takes 6-7 months for a person to be a trained soldier & if Constitution permits RSS cadres has the ability to contribute". "After the tweet of Rijiju, it has become even more evident that this government is being remote-controlled by the RSS," the Trinamool said The TMC is likely to give notices in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on what it called the "breakdown of constitutional institutions" in the second half of Budget session of parliament. The said that since the BJP had realised that they have "lost the narrative on the real issues, they are trying to capture the constitutional institutions including the government and parliament". The RSS today clarified that Bhagwat had not compared the with Sangh volunteers and his remarks on the matter were "misrepresented".

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 17:30 IST
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