Patna: A day after Nitish Kumar pledged to work for making a 'Sangh-Mukt' country, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday dared the Bihar Chief Minister to ban the RSS in Bihar if he had the courage to do so.
"Congress has seen the results of banning the RSS, as the 'patriotic' organization has gained from strength to strength on all occasions it was banned by the Congress governments. If Nitish Kumar has guts, then he should impose ban on the RSS in Bihar....The BJP is ready to meet such a challenge," Modi said in a terse statement.
Modi's hardline assertions came hours after the Chief Minister today reiterated his pledge to work for making India a 'Sangh-Mukt' country and described the outfits as divisive and aimed at confusing the people by spreading rumours.
The senior BJP leader also alleged that by seeking to make the country 'Sangh-Mukt', the Chief Minister was trying to deflect attention from pressing issues like hunger, water scarcity, corruption and collapse in law and order that people were facing in Bihar at present.
"The people of Bihar had given him (Kumar) mandate to address issues like hunger, corruption and crime, but he has started singing a different tune by seeking to free India from the RSS which is a patriotic organization," the former deputy chief minister said.