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I will never stop fighting the hateful agenda of RSS, tweets Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that he will continue fighting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ruling BJP’s ideological parent.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2016 15:56 IST
Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at an event in Delhi.
Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at an event in Delhi.(PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that he will continue fighting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ruling BJP’s ideological parent.

“I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” tweeted the @OfficeofRG -- Rahul’s official handle -- along with a video in which he blames “RSS men” for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Rahul is facing criticism for taking an alleged U-turn on his remarks on the death of Mahatma Gandhi. He told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he didn’t blame the RSS as an institution but only some people associated with the Hindu group.

But earlier, Rahul’s advocate had said he had reiterated a historical fact and refused to apologise, as advised by the court for indulging in “collective denunciation” of an institution.

“Whatever he (Rahul) said is in front of the entire world. He as well as the entire nation knows the motive and intent behind his statement. Now, if he is taking a U-turn then the court will decide whether he is correct or not,” Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union minister of minority affairs, said.

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said wisdom has prevailed upon the Congress leader, and it may be a “U-turn” but it was a “good turn” nonetheless.

In the video clip shared by Rahul, the Congress leader could be heard saying at a rally in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra: “RSS men shot Gandhiji. And today their people talk of Gandhiji.”

The video posted by Rahul on Twitter