RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat says ‘Understand ideology of RSS before criticizing it’
NAGPUR: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is continuing his tirade against the UPA government for what he terms its ‘failure to effectively counter China’. “Our image in the international arena is that of a meek nation,” he said while delivering a talk organized by Bharatiya Vichar Manch.
Bhagwat appealed to critics of the RSS to try and understand its ideology before criticizing it. “Come and stay with us and understand our principles. Then you can criticize us if you don’t like our working. But it should be constructive. We are open to such kind of criticism. Those who form their opinion on hearsay are fools.”
Bhagwat said China had better relations with all of India’s neighbours – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,Nepal and Myanmar, adding that Pakistan now had a road link with China. “We are not even able to handle Bangladesh properly. In 1971, when India liberated Bangladesh it did not claim the land denied to it by Pakistan after partition. A chief minister of Assam had said that the land belonged to Bangladesh right from the beginning. The Indian government led by UPA has also turned a blind eye to illegal influx of Bangladeshis.”
The RSS chief feels that Govt lacks national vision. “The communist government in China had a vision for next 50 years when they came to power in 1949. Israel and Japan’s vision has made them powerful nations. Even Bangladesh had one. It realized that it had more people and less land, and so it had to capture Assam,” he claimed.
He appealed to common citizens to stop buying Chinese products as far as possible. “We can at least stop buying small things like firecrackers and lamps. China wants to finish off Indian manufacturing as it perceives us as its biggest competitor in Asia. We also must instill civic sense among ourselves to become a strong nation,” he said.
Bhagwat also said that the communal violence bill was meant to create discord among Indians. “That is why all chief ministers, irrespective of their political affiliations, are opposing it. They can see that it is disastrous. The National Advisory Council (NAC) has people against whom Supreme Court has passed strictures. Some have links with Pakistan. Though, of course, some members are good,” he said.
Bhagwat appealed to critics of the RSS to try and understand its ideology before criticizing it.
“Come and stay with us and understand our principles. Then you can criticize us if you don’t like our working. But it should be constructive. We are open to such kind of criticism. Those who form their opinion on hearsay are fools.”