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Bhagwat's remarks "insulting", he must apologise: Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The in today said that Bhagwat's reported remarks on the were "insulting" to the armed forces and demanded an apology from him.

Condemning the remarks made at a function yesterday in Bihar, said they would have a demoralising impact on personnel.

"Bhagwat has created suspicion about the capacity of the and thus insulted the armed forces. The party condemns such statements and demands an apology," he said.

"When the soldiers of the were engaged in fighting terrorists at the in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhagwat made a statement that swayamsevaks can be ready (for a battle) before the Army," Chavan said.

His statement would bring down the morale of the Army, the Congress said, adding "it was also an insult to our jawans."

"Those whose contribution in the freedom struggle was doubtful and those who even celebrated the assassination of are today doubting the bravery of our jawans. This is disgusting," said the former chief minister.

Another Congress also hit out at the RSS chief, calling his remarks "ridiculous".

Speaking at an RSS workers meet in Muzaffarpur, Bhagwat was quoted as saying that his organisation could "prepare" military personnel faster than the Army.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:05 IST