Rahul defamation case: RSS has PhD in filing cases, says congress

, 1:17 PM IST

New Delhi: With Rahul Gandhi being summoned by an Assam Court in a defamation case, Congress on Saturday attacked the RSS alleging that it has a “PhD” in filing cases against people and its actions are a “classical fascism at work”.

“This is classical fascism at work. The RSS has a PhD in filing cases against people all across the country as an act of harassment and intimidation.

“But be that as it may, let it be very clear that the Congress is not going to be intimidated by all these extremely fascist tactics and whatever may be their game plan, it will be replied to, both politically and legally,” party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.

He was asked to comment on the Congress Vice President being summoned by Kamrup Metropolitan Court in Assam in connection with a defamation case for his remark against RSS. Mr Gandhi has been asked to appear before the court on September 29.

A criminal defamation case was slapped on Gandhi for allegedly accusing the RSS, during a speech two years ago, of killing Mahatma Gandhi.