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Soldiers of the Swastika

Print edition : January 23, 2015

Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel with other RSS leaders salute the RSS flag during a three-day visit of the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Ahmedabad on September 7, 2009. Photo: PTI

September 28, 1938: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (left) with Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. Photo: AP

Calcutta, 1949: (From left) Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, S.N. Banerjee, V.D. Savarkar and N.C. Chatterjee at the opening session of All India Hindu Mahasabha Conference. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The RSS’ current fascist rhetoric is not surprising given its historical links to fascism in the 1930s, which have been established convincingly using authentic archival material. It is a legacy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a pracharak for most of his life, identifies with and believes in.

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