|Rahul takes U-turn, says he didn't blame RSS for killing Gandhi|
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today dismissed suggestions that Rahul Gandhi has done a U turn in the Supreme Court on the RSS and said the party Vice President stands by his assertion that the person who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi was from the organisation.
"No U Turn by Rahul Gandhi on RSS. He stands by what he said. Person who killed was from RSS. It is the Ideology of hate and violence which killed Mahatma Gandhi", the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets.
Rahul Gandhi yesterday told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution for killing Mahatama Gandhi but persons associated with it were behind the assassination. He had buttressed his stand by citing paragraphs from his affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court, while challenging the summons issued to him as an accused for his alleged defamatory statement in a 2015 election rally in Maharashtra.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Congress Vice President, had cited the affidavit filed before the High Court saying he had only accused certain people of RSS and not the organisation as the killer of Mahatma Gandhi.