'It gets difficult to hide rising intolerance in shorts': Twitteratti reacts as RSS swaps shorts for trousers

Khaki shorts, the trademark attire for RSS cadres for 91 years, are out and is being replaced by brown trousers as the Sangh wants to move with the times.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The decision was taken at the three-day annual meeting of Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest decision-making body of RSS, held in Nagaur, Rajasthan.

"We have decided to replace khaki half pant with brown pant. We are not rigid and take decisions according to the time," Suresh 'Bhayyaji' Joshi, sarkarywah (general secretary) of the RSS, told a press conference in the Rajasthani city.

Loose Khaki shorts have been the trademark of RSS cadres since the organisation's inception in 1925. Even though other parts of the uniform have been changed from time to time, khaki shorts remained in vogue till now.

"We decided on brown colour though there is no specific reason for it but is commonly available and looks good," replying to questions, the RSS leader said.

While the RSS seemed confident of their new fashion sense, Twitter had its own assessment.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav too had a few words on the subject:

"The RSS has updated itself because they are now in power. They would wear full pants instead of half pants, but we would again make them return in 'half pants'. We have to remove BJP from the entire country."

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2016 16:05 PM

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