18/01/2016 1:22 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Rabri Devi: Why Do Senior RSS Workers Wear Half Pants

Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or National Volunteers Force, perform drills during their foundation day celebrations in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010.The RSS is the ideological parent of the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

NEW DELHI -- Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rabri Devi has an objection: "What type of organization the RSS is in which even old people come wearing knickers. Do they not feel shame in coming in public wearing half pants?"

RSS was referring to the half-lengths shorts which the RSS wears, not ladies undergarments (knickers).

Speaking at a public meeting over the weekend, Rabri Devi, former chief minister of Bihar, also blasted the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party for attacking RJD over the use of lathis.

Noting that RSS workers carry lathis during their training camps, she asked, "Why RSS men themselves carry lathis when they and BJP leaders don't hesitate to term RJD as lathi mein tel pilawan party?"

Rabri Devi's objection may soon be laid to rest since the RSS is considering replacing its half shorts with trousers to "appear attractive for the youth."

READ: RSS Grows Up, Will Graduate From Shorts To Trousers

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