RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat made sensational comments that "Ours is not a military organisation but we have discipline like the military. If the country needs it and the Constitution permits, it takes six or seven months to prepare an Army. But Swayamsevaks can do it in three days if there is a need. That is the RSS capability." Mohan Bhagwat made these comments in RSS meet which is going in for the last six days in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Needless to say, his comments on Army are drawing flak from the opposition parties. Responding to his comments Congress party president Rahul Gandhi said that "Our soldiers are putting their blood and sweat on the border to defend our country. Shame on you Mr. Bhagwat. It is nothing but disrespecting our RSS Can Prepare An Army Within 3 Days Says Mohan Bhagwat martyrs and our army. Every soldier respects our national flag with utmost respect. Bhagwat's comments are insulting to our national flag."
On the other hand, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan demanded an apology for the insensitive remarks of Mohan Bhagwat on the army. He said that his comments are against the constitution. He criticised that RSS is trying to change the country like a Mussolini's Italy, Hitler's Germany with religion. He said that he has already warned about Hindu terrorism in the past, and now Mohan Bhagwat talked about it. He demanded an apology from him for running a parallel military which is anti-constitutional.
As Mohan Bhagwat's comments attracted a huge controversy, RSS started damage control measures. They have issued a statement that Mohan Bhagwat's comments were misrepresented.