Senior RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale on Friday said there is only one “DNA in Bharat” and that is “Hindu”. “In the Sangh, Hindu is a “rashtravachak” word. There is one DNA in Bharat and the name of that DNA is Hindu. Hindutva has an identity and those terming themselves secular have propagated it as communal, despite the fact that it is a diverse idea,” he said, adding that whatever the RSS says on Hindutva should be “understood”.
Hosabale was speaking after releasing a book on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), written by the outfit’s senior “pracharak” and “all-India sah prachar pramukh” Sunil Ambekar, in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The book, titled “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – Swarnim Bharat ke Disha Sootra”, was released by Hosabale at the Indira Gandhi Pratisthan.
Changing the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj reflects the history of the city, he said. “Some people say if Bharat becomes a Hindu rashtra, what will happen? These people do not understand the words ‘Hindu’ and ‘rashtra’. If you call Ayodhya Honolulu, it will not be fair,” Hosabale said