Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position about his remarks against the RSS in his tweet and posted a video of his statement in Bhiwandi, claimed party leader and spokesman Manish Tiwari. “The tweet is self speaking. There is nothing to add or subtract to it. Gandhi has made the position and articulated it, and very very clearly,” Tiwari told ANI.
“There is a tendency in certain quarters of this country, especially the RSS and the BJP, to fight political battles in the court of law. So far as the legal battle is concerned, the legal battle will be fought legally, and insofar as the political part of it is concerned, Mr. Gandhi has made his position clear,” he said.
A day after Rahul Gandhi’s counsel, Kapl sibal, had told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for killing Mahatma Gandhi in January 1948, the Congress vice president on Thursday put an end to the doubts arising over his ‘u-turn’ regarding the matter and said that he will never stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the RSS.
“I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” tweeted Gandhi. He also posted a video of his remarks made by him at Bhiwandi, Maharashtra.
Earlier, RSS ideologue M G Vaidya had said that Rahul must come clean on in what sense were those who killed Mahatma Gandhi associated with the Hindu nationalist organisation, and what was their position and credentials.
Vaidya said that Gandhi is just twisting his remarks and he must show his generosity by offering apology for his statement and should accept before the court that what he had said was wrong.
Following Rahul’s submission, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman said if the complainant agrees to the submission, it will take the statement on record and dispose of the petition.
Senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal, appearing for Rahul Gandhi, cited the affidavit filed before the High Court saying he had only accused certain people of the RSS and not the organisation as the killer of Mahatma Gandhi.
In his complaint, RSS Bhiwandi secretary Rajesh Mahadev Kunte alleged that Rahul told in an election rally in Sonale on March 6 last year that “the RSS people killed Gandhiji”. He alleged that the Congress leader had sought to tarnish the reputation of RSS through his speech.