Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that nobody has the right to judge anyone's patriotism.
Speaking at the launch of journalist Vijay Manohar Tiwari's book "Bharat ki khoj mein mere paanch saal" (My five years of discovering India), Bhagwat said: "No one has the right to judge others on the basis of patriotism.
Even those who may feel they are running the show in this country, cannot measure anyone else's patriotism and pass judgements. "
The statement came days after Bhagwat said that all the people who live in India and have respect for its traditions are Hindus and all the Hindus should remain alert for the honour of the country.
The RSS chief is on a eight - day visit to Madhya Pradesh.
On Tuesday, he met with Sangh officials in Bhopal and on Wednesday, he visited Betul jail to pay a tribute to Sangh ideologue Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar.
Bhagwat also participated in the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Bhausaab Bhuskute Samiti in Bankheri area of Hoshangabad on Thursday.
He will address a labour rally in the capital city on Friday.