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Rahul Gandhi claims to stand by his remark on RSS, tweets video of his speech

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi On Thursday Said That He Will Continue To Fight Against The Hateful And Divisive Agenda Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 25 Aug 2016, 04:35:20 PM
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi (File photo)

New Delhi:

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will continue to his fight against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ruling party BJP's ideological mentor. 

“I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” tweeted the @OfficeofRG, Rahul’s official handle, along with a video in which he blames “RSS men” for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi is facing criticism after he allegedly took a U-turn on his remark about RSS’ role in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. He told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he didn’t blame the RSS as an institution but only some people associated with the Hindu group.

But earlier, Rahul’s advocate had said he had reiterated a historical fact and refused to apologise, as advised by the court for indulging in “collective denunciation” of an institution.

“Whatever he (Rahul) said is in front of the entire world. He as well as the entire nation knows the motive and intent behind his statement. Now, if he is taking a U-turn then the court will decide whether he is correct or not,” Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union minister of minority affairs, said.

In the video clip shared by Rahul, the Congress leader could be heard saying at a rally in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra: “RSS men shot Gandhiji. And today their people talk of Gandhiji.”

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First Published : 25 Aug 2016, 04:29:00 PM