Congress leader Kapil Sibal, on Sunday, reminded Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat of his 2018 claim that the Sangh can raise "military personnel within three days which the Army would do in six to seven months," and said Bhagwat should honour his word.
"I want to remind Bhagwat ji about something he said in February 2018. He said that the Army takes several months to be ready but the RSS can be ready in three days to go to the front and fight on the border," Sibal told news agency ANI, adding that the leaders of RSS should never make such statements. He called the statement by the RSS chief "unfortunate."
“Since 2018, it is three years now. Why don't you get ready and go to the border? When Bhagwat ji, who holds such a position, makes such statements there should be meaning, some sort of sincerity.”
Further, he asked Bhagwat to honour his statement.
In 2018, while addressing a gathering in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Bhagwat had said, "Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the Army would do in six-seven months. This is our capability. Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and Constitution permits to do so."
During his recent visit to Kashmir, Bhagwat had said abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 has paved the way for development in the region.
Sibal sought to know what is the development that the RSS chief was talking about, and pointed out that militancy is raising its head in the region.