RSS seeks apology after Rahul Gandhi's U-turn

After Rahul\'s flip-flop over his statements accusing RSS of being behind Mahatma’s killing, the Sangh demanded an apology.

Published: 27th August 2016 04:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2016 04:52 AM   |  A+A-


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi |File Photo: PTI

NEW DELHI: After Rahul Gandhi’s flip-flop over his statements accusing the RSS of being behind Mahatma Gandhi’s killing, the Sangh slammed him and again demanded an apology.

“Stand by every word I said about RSS: R Gandhi. Which words, in affidavit filed in court or the ‘lie’ uttered in public speech?” RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya asked on Twitter.

The official Facebook page of the RSS said, “Rahul Gandhi and Congress Party should stop lying and apologise.” In a post titled “Satyamev Jayate — The Truth Triumphs”, it cited an apology tendered by The Statesman in 2003 after a legal battle over an editorial in 2000.

The RSS said, “Do Rahul Gandhi and the Congress have respect for truth to give such an apology in writing and guarantee that he or his party will never utter the ‘lie’ again in future.” The RSS had sued Rahul for defamation after which the Congress V-P approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the case.

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of raking up needless controversies for reaping political gains and being soft on terrorists and hard on nationalists. “With the kind of divisive politics it has pursued, the Congress has no right to criticize the BJP... the BJP will never stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the Congress.”

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