Sonia Gandhi's father had Nazi and Fascist links: RSS
In an angry rejoinder to Congress charges that Sangh Parivar played negative role during freedom struggle, RSS and VHP on on Wednesday lashed out at it questioning its claim to be the "heir of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy" and alleging Sonia Gandhi's father had "Nazi and Fascist links".
RSS asserted the repeated "propagation of lies and misrepresentation of facts by Congress" had "dragged" it into the reaction and declared its cadres would undertake a "public awareness" campaign to "expose" Congress and its attempts to thrust "foreign leadership" on the country.
Alleging Congress today was a "fake" one having "nothing to do" with its pre-Independence form, RSS spokesman Ram Madhav claimed at a press conference here that Mahatma Gandhi had realised "degeneration" and "power hunger" in the party in 1945 and had openly differed with Jawaharlal Nehru.
"What is the relation between the Gandhi being projected by Congress at present with Mahatma Gandhi? What is the legacy of this Gandhi? What is the contribution of Sonia Gandhi? This Gandhi has no relation with freedom struggle," he said.
Taking strong objection to Congress terming RSS as "fascist", Madhav cited a book 'Sonia under scrutiny' to allege that Sonia Gandhi's father was a follower of "Musolini's fascist ideology" and had "fought along side Nazis".
"The debate is not on Soniaji who is our daughter-in-law but shamelessness of Congress which has launched a slanderous campaign against us to divert the fundamental issue of foreign origin of their leader," he said.
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