Chugh slams Capt for statement against RSS

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 22:02 IST

BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh has condemned the statement of Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

Slamming Amarinder, Chugh said Amarinder seemed to be trying to please anti-India forces and his 'friends' in Pakistan and Canada by speaking against the RSS, a patriotic and nationalist organisation.

“He (Amarinder Singh) has no right to raise an objection against the shakhas of RSS anywhere in India, including Punjab. RSS does not take directions from people like Amarinder about where it should hold its shakhas,” added Chugh.

“It is strange that Amarinder is objecting to RSS shakhas on the plea that holding shakhas in the rural areas of Punjab would lead to communal polarisation. The Congress leader needs to be told that RSS has been holding shakhas since its inception in Punjab,” he claimed.

He also added that the party wanted to remind Amarinder that RSS was not new to Punjab and that it had been holding shakhas in undivided Punjab even before the partition of the country.

“The Sangh’s swayamsewaks came forward to help people whenever a situation arises and while doing so they have always displayed that the RSS was above caste, creed and religion. It has been proved time and again that the outfit cares for all, and is patriotic and nationalistic.”

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