Several BJP leaders have condemned the remark and union minister Smriti Irani too weighed in, calling it indecent and derogatory to women.
According to reports, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday had the aim to target BJP and the RSS at one of his programmes during his Gujarat tour in the run to the assembly election, stating that a gathering of women that the BJP won't interested in women right. They (BJP) have so many women in the party, but I have not seen a single woman in the RSS.
Criticising the senior Congress leader's remarks, RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya said on Wednesday that Rahul's remark was like going to a men's hockey match and trying to look for women players.
On Rahul Gandhi's attempt to compare the presence of women in the Congress to the RSS, Mr Vaidya said the RSS could not be compared with any political party. By mentioning shorts, Rahul meant that since the uniform of the RSS was khaki shorts and everyone in the shakha wore that only, he could not see any women in the khaki uniform in RSS. I have never seen. "In the Congress, you will see women at every level of the organisation". "A parallel RSS wing for women - the Rashtra Sevika Samiti - holds its shakhas around noon everyday and in some places thrice a week", the report said. "God knows what mistakes women have committed that they can not be a part of RSS", Mr Gandhi said. "The Sangh Parivar has also brought remarkable changes in 450 villages", said Hosabale.He said the national executive will decided the three-year work plan of RSS, which will end in March 2018.
She had said that Congress VP's thinking is wrong that wearing shorts in India is an indication of women empowerment.
A senior RSS leader in his statement to the press said that "the idea of a shakha is to teach nation-building through games, which are designed differently for boys in the shakhas and girls in the sevika samitis". Now, its members wear full brown coloured trousers.