Chennai: Rahul Gandhi, the Vice President of Congress on Sunday said that to fight BJP and RSS, he was reading the Hindu scriptures, Upanishad and Gita.
“Nowadays I study the Upanishads and the Gita since I am fighting the RSS and BJP,” he said addressing party functionaries. “I ask them (RSS men), my friend, you are doing this, you are oppressing people, but it is written in the Upanishad that all people are the same and how come you are contradicting what your own religion says,” DH reported.
He said BJP men thought that the “entire universal knowledge” came out of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The Vice-President further said that every individual whether he is from UP or Tamil Nadu has a right to express their worries and dissents.
While expressing his appreciation for people of Tamil Nadu, their language, culture and culinary, “which is a strength for India like other states,” Gandhi said he had a special connect with the state.
“He has decided to start watching Tamil movies,” and “read about the culture of Tamil Nadu people,” he said.
“Sent an SMS to my sister, I told my sister that I love coming to Tamil Nadu. I don’t know … somehow I feel very connected to Tamil people,” Gandhi said.
“I wrote (to Priyanka), I love Tamil, Tamils. She wrote back I love them too,” he added.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar, Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy were among the functionaries who attended the meeting.