If one is not Hindu, he can’t be Indian: RSS

Bhopal: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that those who were Indians were Hindus and if one was not a Hindu he could not be an Indian.

“For us the word Hindu did not mean any religion but a way of life,” he said at an annual function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Hindu Samagam here.

The Union Finance Minister had in his budget speech quoted from Chanakaya but this was totally out of context, Bhagwat said, adding that what Chanakaya had said was valid for his times and not the present-day India.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief hit out equally at America and China for trying to undermine India in a number of ways. Bhagwat said while America dumped rejected and cheap drugs in India, China was making attempts to make sure that it alone was the most powerful power in South Asia.

He said that as part of this efforts, China was playing an active role in Nepal while trying to cow down India.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief said that the partition of the country in 1947 did not lead to any good for anyone in the sub-continent.

Bhagwat said that till today Pakistan had not prospered as a nation although it continued to be a headache for India at many times. He said that Pakistan always used the Kashmir issue to create problems with India and that the problem can be resolved only with the merger of POK with India.

We were so meek that we went for talks with Pakistan although it used the time taken by talks to prepare for more terrorist attacks, he said. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief added that the same thing applies to the manner in which the Centre was getting ready to hold talks with naxalites.

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