Rahul writes to state Cong chiefs to fight intolerance, violence

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 23, 2015 22:52 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a visit to Sunpedh village where a Dalit family's house was set on fire. (PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked his partymen to fight against intolerance in an obvious reference to the recent incidents like the Dadri lynching and Dalit killings.

In a letter to the state unit chiefs of the Congress, Gandhi asked them to take a pledge on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra to fight against intolerance, violence and hatred.

“This day (Dussehra) represents triumph of good over evil. The spirit of tolerance and respect for all is what marks our country special. Today, however, this spirit is under attack,” Gandhi said in a first such communication to Pradesh Congress Committee presidents.

The Congress vice-president, however, has asked party workers to stick to non-violent ways to counter the threats of intolerance and hatred. “We can all take a pledge to fight intolerance with tolerance, violence with non-violence and hatred with love,” Gandhi wrote.

Sources said Gandhi’s latest communication was an indication that the party will step up the heat against the BJP in the states.

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