New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee over Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, hit out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh saying, the RSS is trying to impose a 'dead ideology' on the students across the country.
Addressing the media after meeting the President, the Congress vice president lashed out at the Narendra Modi government and RSS and accused them of crushing the voice of the students.
While calling RSS' ideology as flawed, Rahul said, “the nation will prosper because of students and imposing a 'dead ideology' on them is the biggest crime that can be done.”
Raking the issue of Rohith Vemula suicide, the Amethi MP asserted that the PhD scholar's voice was crushed as he tried to raise voice against the government.
Commenting on the attack on press at Patiala House Court complex, Rahul said, “We all saw that how mediapersons were thrashed and Delhi Police doing nothing to stop the violence,”adding that “these incidents are tarnishing India's image at the international level.”
Rahul was accompanied by Sachin Pilot, Mallikarjun Kharge and other Congress leaders.
The Congress vice president was shown black flags during his visit to the JNU campus to meet students protesting for the release of Kanhaiya Kumar.
While addressing the protesting students, Rahul Gandhi indirectly hit out at the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
"The most anti-national people are the people who are suppressing the voice of this institution," he said.
Meanwhile, Allahabad High Court has ordered to register a sedition case against Rahul over meeting with protesting students in JNU campus in connection with 'ant-national' activities row.
The JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meeting to mark the anniversaries of the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and JKLF co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were allegedly raised there.
Accused by BJP chief Amit Shah of "supporting traitors" Gandhi hit back saying, "Nationalism is in my blood. I have seen my family making sacrifices again and again for this country."