Stand by what I said about RSS, will never stop fighting its hateful agenda: Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally at Sonale in Maharashtra, had allegedly blamed the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asserted that he would not stop fighting divisive agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Rahul had yesterday told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed the RSS as an institution that killed Mahatma Gandhi but had stated that a person associated with it was responsible for his assassination.
However, the Congress leader took to Twitter today to say that he stands by every word he said. He also tweeted the speech.
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On Wednesday, the Congress said Rahul Gandhi speaks from the courage of his conviction and reiterated his submission before the Supreme Court that assassination of Mahatma Gandhi was a result of "destructive philosophy" of the persons associated with the RSS.
Answering queries on the defamation case filed by Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker Rajesh Madhav Kunte, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a press conference here: "Rahul Gandhi speaks from the courage of his conviction, has spoken on historical evidence and facts, and always stood by, is standing by and will stand by the truth of what he spoke."
He said that Rahul Gandhi will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court in the matter.
Kunte had initiated the criminal defamation suit against the Congress vice president objecting to his election speech at Sonale in Maharashtra wherein he had allegedly blamed the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.