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Fundamentalist RSS should wear dhoti, not shorts: Digvijay

Last updated on: January 7, 2013 19:02 IST

Digvijay takes a potshot at RSS, says it's like Taliban

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Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, a known Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh baiter, has equated the saffron outfit with the Taliban.

Singh alleged that there was not much difference between RSS and the Taliban as both are fundamentalist.

"I am saying this because both are fundamentalist in nature and they want to take us back to the 18th century," the Congress leader told reporters in Raghogarh, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday night after addressing a meeting for municipal elections.

Singh said, "Only fundamentalists want to prescribe a dress code for women and by doing this they want to hide their own misbehaviour."

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Image: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh


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'Fundamentalist RSS should wear dhoti, not shorts'

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The Congress general secretary said that the day was not far off when the RSS would want to ban jeans, computer and mobile phones for women.

Taking a dig at the Sangh, he said, "If the RSS was so fond of Indian culture, then why do its swayamsevaks wear shorts which are of western origin. It would be much better if they start wearing the Indian dhoti," Singh said.

He said that the Indian culture teaches us that a household, where women are respected, remains happy and where the women are not respected, there can be no happiness.

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Image: Mohan Bhagwat, chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, with KS Sudershan, former chief of RSS
Photographs: Raj Patidar/Reuters
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The Congress leader said that in contrast to this, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had described marriage as a social agreement under which men work while women stay inside their homes.

Singh also lashed out at Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijaywargia for his remark that women must respect the "Laxman rekha", saying that had he been the chief,Minister, he would have dismissed Vijaywargia from the cabinet.

Singh said that by his statement, Vijaywargia had insulted not only the entire womanhood but also Lord Rama and Sita.


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