RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says no one has right to judge others’ patriotism
Bhagwat has said that no one has the right to judge others� patriotism, not even those who think they are running the country.
Amidst raging controversy over the involvement of a BJP IT Cell member in spying for Pakistan’s ISI, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has kept a distance from patriotism brigade.
Bhagwat has said that no one has the right to judge others’ patriotism, not even those who think they are running the country.
“Doosre ki bhakti naapne ka adhikar kisi ko nahin hai, mujhe bhi nahin hai (No one has the right to measure anybody’s patriotism. I too don’t have the right),” Bhagwat said yesterday while releasing a book in Bhopal.
“Even if you think that you are running the show in the country, you cannot measure anybody’s patriotism, or after evaluating it come out with a judgment on it that if this is the kind of bhakti you have, then it is patriotism, otherwise it isn’t,” Bhagwat was quoted by the Press Trust of India.
Bhagwat’s latest comments are in sharp contradiction to the BJP leaders’ habit of frequently label those anti-nationals, who criticised the Centre’s Narendra Modi government, including academicians, students, politicians and some high profile names such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan etc.
The loony right had confronted these critics by asking to go to Pakistan.
Bhagwat unveiled the book Bharat ki Khoj Me Mere Paanch Saal authored by journalist Vijay Monohar Tiwari.
Earlier, addressing the Hindu Sammelan in Betul district three days ago, the RSS chief had said, “Whoever lives in Hindustan and has respect for its traditions, are all Hindus. Muslims may have a different way of performing prayers, but their nationality is Hindu.”
“All Hindus are accountable for Hindustan,” he had added.