New Delhi: If someone is a Hindu, he will be a patriot and that will be his basic character and temperament, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday quoted Mahatma Gandhi’s comment that his patriotism stems from his religion. Mahatma said that his patriotism stems from his religion, Mohan Bhagwat said
Shri Bhagwat was releasing a book titled “Making of a Hindu Patriot: Background of Gandhiji’s Hind Swaraj” written by JK Bajaj and MD Srinivas.
Releasing the book, Mr. Bhagwat said that there is no need to speculate that the Sangh is “trying to justify Gandhiji, this is not the case, no one can suit great personalities like him”.
Describing the book on Mahatma Gandhi as an authentic scholarly research document, Mr. Bhagwat said that he suggested that his religion and patriotism are no different for him as his love for his motherland stems from his spirituality.
“Gandhiji said that his patriotism originates from his religion,” Mr. Bhagwat said, that religion does not only mean religion, it is broader than religion.
“If someone is a Hindu, he should be a patriot, that would be his basic character and temperament. Sometimes you may have to awaken his patriotism but he (Hindu) can never be anti-India. But we have to. Be aware of the fact that if someone loves their country, it does not only mean the land, it means its people, rivers, culture, traditions and everything.