Digvijay Singh calls RSS chief ‘Hitler’ for controversial remark
NEW DELHI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came
under attack from political parties including the Congress and the Samajwadi
Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva
is its identity.
Coming down heavily on Bhagwat, senior Congress leader
Digvijay Singh, in a series of tweets, described the RSS chief as “Hitler” and
said the Sangh should stop “fooling” innocent people by using religion in
“I thought we had one Hitler in making but it seems
now we have Two! God save India!,” Singh, also a known detractor of Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted.
A day after the RSS chief made controversial remarks
in Mumbai, Singh asked, “A question to Mohan Bhagwat – Is Hindutva a religious
identity? What is its relationship with Sanatan Dharma?
Is a person who believes in Islam, Christianity, Sikh,
Budhism, Jainism or any other religion also a Hindu? Would Mohan Bhagwatji plz
Wondering “does word Hindu or Hindutva figure in any
of our Veda, Upanishad, Gita, Puran or any other of our religious scripture?,
Singh also tweeted.
“RSS should stop fooling the innocent people by using
religion in politics. We are proud of our Sanatan Dharm and its tolerance
towards others,” he said.
Hitting out at Bhagwat, Samajwadi Party accused the
Sangh of practising politics of “hatred and separatism. They use such words and
language to fan social tension,” SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.
Referring to various controversial statements from
union ministers and leaders of BJP and VHP, Congress leader Manish Tewari
alleged that there was a “concerted efforts” to polarise the country on
“…it is very evident that with the active connivance
of the Central government there is an attempt of religious polarisation…The
cultural identity of India is not of a monolithic state. India is not
Pakistan,” he said.
Bhagwat, who was in Mumbai yesterday to attend golden
jubilee celebrations of the VHP, had said, “Hindustan is a Hindu
nation…Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate
others (religions) in itself”.