Won't Let RSS and BJP Alter Constitution: Congress

Congress accused RSS of vitiating social atmosphere by seeking to scrap reservation to SCs and STs.

Published: 10th April 2016 09:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2016 09:01 PM   |  A+A-


NAGPUR: Congress today accused RSS of vitiating social atmosphere by seeking to scrap reservation to SCs and STs and said it will foil any bid by the BJP and its ideological mentor to alter the Constitution.

"RSS and BJP are almost bent on destroying the crux of the Preamble and Constitution as they don't accept it. All India Congress Committee will foil any attempt by the RSS and BJP to change the constitution authored by Babasaheb Ambedkar," Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan, on the eve of party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi's rally here.

Sonia and Rahul will participate in the concluding function of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of dalit icon B R Ambedkar tomorrow and a rally also has been lined up on the occasion.

He said the RSS has been unnecessarily raising the issue of scrapping the reservation to SCs and STs. "RSS is vitiating the social environment," the senior leader said.

Sonia and Rahul will arrive on a special flight from Delhi at 3.30 PM tomorrow and directly head to the historic 'Deekshabhoomi' -- where Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism in 1956 -- to pay homage to the architect of the Indian Constitution.

Thereafter, they will proceed to the state guesthouse -Ravi Bhawan Colleges - and meet leaders from Maharashtra.

At 5.20 PM, they will drive down to Kasturchand Park where the party is expecting a record turnout of people.

Chavan said while Sonia will fly back to Delhi tomorrow night Rahul will stay back and fly to Mumbai on April 12.

He will interact with striking jewellers in the commercial capital and also visit Deonar dumping ground there where repeated fires have broken out recently raising a health concern for residents.

Senior Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, former CMs Ashok Gahlot (Rajasthan), Ajit Jogi (Chattisgarh), Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza and All India Youth Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja Brar will also be present in Nagpur tomorrow.

Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and the AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh have already arrived in city.

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