RSS is trying to tamper with the Constitution: Rahul Gandhi

IN an unexpected attack, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused the RSS of trying to change the Constitution of the country and urged all opposition parties to unite in fighting them.

Published: 18th August 2017 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2017 08:10 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In an unexpected attack, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accused the RSS of trying to change the Constitution of the country and urged all opposition parties to unite in fighting them.
“The Constitution says ‘one man, one vote’.

RSS wants to destroy the rights guaranteed to the people by the Constitution, it wants to amend it,” he charged at Save Composite Culture conclave called by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav. “The RSS is aware that with its ideology it cannot win elections. That is the reason why they were placing their men in every institution — bureaucracy, media and universities.”

He pointed out that the attacks on Dalits in Gujarat were proof of the RSS’s discrimination against certain sections of the society and went on to explain the difference between patriotism and nationalism. “There are two ways of viewing the country. One says ‘this country is mine’, the other says ‘I belong to the country’. That’s the difference between RSS and Congress,” he said. “The RSS beat up Dalits in Gujarat and showed them they don’t belong in this country.”

The Congress leader also accused the BJP of not fulfilling the promises made to the people during the 2014 general elections, like bringing back black money stashed abroad and creation of jobs for youth. “Modi-ji says he wants to create a Swachh Bharat but we want Sach Bharat. Wherever he goes he lies,” he added.

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