NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the RSS of trying to impose a flawed ideology on the students of this country.
Gandhi, who met President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here in wake of the JNU controversy, told the media that the Congress Party would defend the students’ rights everywhere.
“Nationalism is in my blood. I have seen my family’s sacrifice again and again for this nation. If somebody has said anything against this nation, they should be punished according to law. However, it is not the government’s job to destroy our educational institutions and crush the expressions of all students,” said Gandhi.
“Across the country, the RSS is trying to impose a flawed ideology on the students of this country. This country will grow and prosper because of its students’ imagination, because of their belief and dreams and imposing this dead ideology on top of our students is the biggest crime that can be done,” he added.
The Congress vice-president also used the occasion to highlight the suicide of Hyderabad University PhD scholar Rohith Vemula.