RSS hits out at Rahul for equating it with SIMI

Incensed over being equated with the banned SIMI by Rahul Gandhi, the RSS today hit out at the Congress leader saying he needs to learn more about the country before making such "meaningless" statements.

Updated: Oct 06, 2010, 18:36 PM IST

New Delhi: Incensed over being equated
with the banned SIMI by Rahul Gandhi, the RSS today hit out at
the Congress leader saying he needs to learn more about the
country before making such "meaningless" statements.

"He should brush up his knowledge before making
meaningless statements. He should know the difference between
RSS and banned outfits and know the history of Congress party,
which has been accused of fundamentalism in the last six
decades," RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav said.

Rahul "has a long way to go in politics, He should
have better knowledge of India. He should learn more before
making such statements," he said.

The RSS was reacting to Gandhi`s statement made in
Bhopal where he described the RSS as "fanatical", saying it
was no different from banned terror outfit SIMI and that both
hold "fundamentalist" views.

When pointed out that the radical Students Islamic
Movement of India (SIMI) was a proscribed outfit, which was
not the case with RSS, the Nagpur-headquartered right-wing
group, Gandhi stated that this did not matter much for him.

PTI