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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urges people to avoid using word 'nationalism' as it reminds of Adolf Hitler's Nazism

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 February 2020, 16:46 IST

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headman Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stated that people should keep away from using the word ‘nationalism’ as it reminds of Adolf Hitler’s Nazism.

Mohan Bhagwat gave voice to the remark at an RSS event at Mukherjee University in Ranchi earlier today.

The RSS headman called to mind his tete-a-tete with an RSS worker in UK where he stated, "Nationalism shabd ka upyog mat kijiye. Nation kahenge chalega, national kahenge chalega, nationality kahenge chalgea, nationalism mat kaho. Nationalism ka matlab hota hai Hitler, naziwaad. (Don't use the word nationalism. Use of the words Nation or nationality is okay but don't use nationalism because it mans Hitler's Nazism)."

Mohan Bhagwat further went on to say that there is an uproar throughout the country because of fundamentalism, however, all the citizen of India is linked with each other regardless of the diversity in the country. "There is unrest in the country due to fundamentalism. It has been India's policy to neither become a slave nor to make anyone a slave. India has a quality of uniting everyone. Indian culture is Hindu culture. Every citizen of India is connected to each other despite diversity," Bhagwat said during the event.

The 65-year-old leader also stated that the RSS is expanding with “the goal to make India a world leader”.

He stated that as the nation take steps forward, the Sanghi will also keep progressing on the agenda of Hindutva which will work to link the nation.

"India has to become a world master. When India grew up as a nation, it proved out to be good for the world," he added.

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First published: 20 February 2020, 15:45 IST