Will no longer call RSS ‘Sangh Parivar’: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said it is not right to call the RSS 'Sangh Parivar' as a family has women, respect for elders, compassion and affection, and the organisation has none of these.

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said it is not right to call the RSS and its associated groups ‘Sangh Parivar’ as a family has women, respect for elders, compassion and affection, and the organisation has none of these.

Gandhi’s remarks come a day after he said the alleged harassment of nuns belonging to a Kerala-based congregation in Uttar Pradesh was a result of the Sangh Parivar’s “vicious propaganda” to pitch one community against another and trample on minorities.

In a tweet in Hindi on Thursday, he said he will no longer refer to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as ‘Sangh Parivar’, united family.

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“I believe it is not right to call the RSS and associated organizations Sangh Parivar — there are women in the family, there is respect for the elderly, a sense of compassion and affection — which is not there in the RSS,” he said on Twitter.

“Now I will not call RSS ‘Sangh Parivar’!” the Congress leader added.

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