Bengaluru: Congress leader Priyank Kharge warned that all the underwear sent to Congress leaders will be forwarded straight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“NSUI members burnt RSS Chaddis, don’t know why BJP got angry over this. That’s why BJP is collecting all used chaddis and sending those chaddis to KPCC office. I want to tell BJP members: send as many chaddis you can, all chaddis are being sent to Narendra Modi by the KPCC. Your chaddis will be given back to you,” India today quoted Priyank Kharge.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers had started collecting shorts and knickers and sending them to the Congress headquarters in Bengaluru to be given to opposition leader Siddaramaiah. This campaign is called ‘chaddi’ campaign.
The campaign was started by the RSS to counter the opposition to Congress’s move to burn khaki shorts worn by RSS workers to show their opposition to saffronisation.
The move has triggered public outrage in the state. RSS workers of K.R. Pet unit in Mandya district of Karnataka have sent a parcel containing shorts, condemning the call given by Siddaramaiah to burn khaki shorts all over the state.
The RSS workers had claimed that the opposition leader won’t be able to burn the huge number of khaki shorts that will be sent to him. The workers went door to door in the villages and collected used shorts and knickers.
Later they packed hundreds of shorts and knickers into a box and parcelled it to the Bengaluru Congress office.
It may be recalled that activists of the NSUI had burnt khaki shorts in front of the residence of Education Minister B.C. Nagesh to protest against the revision of syllabus for school students. The ruling BJP had strongly condemned the incident and arrested 15 persons in this connection.
Later, the Congress state unit began burning khaki shorts, slamming the ruling BJP for bending before the RSS in its policies and programs.
The campaign by the RSS is likely to be taken up by workers all over the state, according to sources.