India, RSS are synonymous: Sangh leader’s message to Imran Khan

The RSS leader Krishna Gopal’s comments came a day after Khan on Friday quoted a statement made by a former home minister of India, blaming RSS for terrorism.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Krishna Gopal.(ANI photo)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Krishna Gopal.(ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 02:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and India are synonymous and if Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is angry with the RSS it means he’s angry with India, said the joint general secretary of the Sangh Krishna Gopal on Saturday.

“RSS is only in India. We don’t have any branches anywhere in the world. If Pakistan is angry with us it means they are angry with India. RSS and India are synonymous now. We also wanted the world to see India and RSS as one,” Gopal said reacting to the statements made by the Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan during his address at the UNGA on Friday.

The RSS leader’s comment, made at a public event in the capital, came a day after Khan on Friday quoted a statement made by a former home minister of India, blaming RSS for terrorism. “The previous Congress Home Minister gave a statement that in RSS camps, terrorists are being trained,” Khan said at the 74th session of the world body which was deliberating on climate change and inclusion in its 74th session.

Khan also referred to PM Narendra Modi’s ties with the RSS and said the Sangh is “inspired by German dictator Adolf Hitler, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini”.

Khan during his speech suggested that nuclear-armed Pakistan may not have much of a choice if a conventional war were to break out between Pakistan and India which he described as a country seven-times” its size. “What choice would I have… I will fight,” he said. This isn’t the first time that Imran Khan has held out this warning; the belligerent stand is seen as part of Pakistan’s strategy to nudge the world pressurise India.

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