New Delhi Aug 18: RSS Sarasanghachak Mohan Bhagwat in his address at VHP’s Golden Jubilee Inaugural Ceremony had said that “India (Hindustan) is a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu Nation) and Hindutva is the identity of the nation”.
However, few leaders from anti-RSS socio-political class criticised the statement of Bhagwat. Also, few journalists in national media claimed it as a ‘controversial’ statement.
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya said “The message what Dr Bhagwat conveyed was earlier said by earlier by Ravindranah Tagore and Dr S Radhakrishnan.
“Bharat and Hindutva are akin to the flow of the Ganga which assimilates Yamuna and many other rivers and yet maintains its sanctity and harmonious nature and is still known as the Ganga and has been flowing continuously since time immemorial. The same was conveyed earlier by Ravindranah Tagore and S Radhakrishnan too, which was reiterated by Shri Mohan Bhagwat” said Dr Manmohan Vaidya, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh at New Delhi.