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RSS working to re-work Indian Constitution: CPI-M

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The wants to re-mould the Indian State with a military which adheres to Hindutva, the (CPI-M) has said.

This is the message that emerges from chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech to workers in Muzaffarpur in that while the takes six to seven months to train its soldiers, the RSS can get its cadres ready for battle in two to three days, the CPI-M said.

"This remark has drawn widespread condemnation, with the main criticism being that the had insulted the Indian by claiming that the RSS can do a better job than the in training soldiers," an editorial in "People's Democracy" said.

"While this criticism is valid, the intent of these remarks is much more serious," it said. "The statement has revealed a vital aspect of the RSS outlook about the Army and the militarisation of society."

The editorial said: "What the RSS wants in the re-moulding of the Indian State is an armed forces which adheres to For Bhagwat, the soldier in the and the Swayamsevak of the RSS are on the same footing.

"Under the present Indian Constitution, such an integration of the Army and the RSS is not possible. That is why, both the RSS clarification and the defence put out by (for home) Kiren Rijiju makes this qualification that if the Constitution permits, the RSS can go ahead with its interference in military matters.

"The implication is ominous: a re-worked Constitution should enable this to happen."



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:08 IST