GUWAHATI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the cases against him were filed by the RSS as he was fighting for the poor of the country.
“These cases are being put against me because I am fighting for the poor of this country; because I am fighting for the rights of farmers; because I am fighting for the unemployed youth who have aspirations and dreams but who have been denied those aspirations because our government is running in the interests of 12 to 15 people and the idea is to make sure that I do not fight for the unemployed youngsters, for the poor, for the farmers and for the labourers,” he told reporters following his appearance before the court of chief judicial magistrate in Guwahati in connection with the Barpeta Satra incident.
The court granted him personal recognizance (PR) bond. The next hearing has been fixed on November 5.
An RSS volunteer, Anjan Bora, had filed the case against the Congress leader claiming that he had “tarnished” the image of RSS in the society by alleging that he was denied entry into the Vaishnavite centre in December last year by a group of women on being instigated by the RSS.
“I will not be deterred. I am happy. Let them put as many cases on me as they want. I will continue to fight for the unity of this country, for love and affection between people of this country and for the poor people of this country."
“I am against the ideology of the RSS and the ideology of all such other organisations which try to divide India and are harmful for this country. Regardless of which religion they come from, I am for the unity of this country and for the love and affection between the people of this country,” Gandhi signed off before heading towards the party head office in the city.