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‘Those who killed Mahatma are today invoking him for their own benefits’

Rahul Gandhi Thursday attacked the RSS saying those who “killed Mahatma Gandhi are today invoking Gandhi for their own benefits”.

Mumbai | Published: March 7, 2014 3:32 am

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Thursday attacked the RSS saying those who “killed Mahatma Gandhi are today invoking Gandhi for their own benefits”.

Gandhi, who was addressing a rally at Sonale village in Bhiwandi taluka, also hit out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he was appropriating India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel as “theirs”. “Sardar patel had clearly written against the RSS, but still they claim Patel belongs to them,” he said.

At the rally that saw a good turnout with people also coming from neighbouring tribal Vikramgad taluka and Nashik district, Gandhi was lauded when he said BJP’s politics was to divide people on communalism and caste lines.

“Wherever they went, they triggered communalism, dividing people. Hindus and Muslims fought, people fought in the name of caste and in the name of region… Have you ever heard of Congress party dividing people,” he said, claiming his party worked for inclusion of all.

Gandhi accused the Opposition for neglecting the poor and the weak. “They will never speak of the poor, the vulnerable. When we spoke of the MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme), of Food Security Bill, they called them money-guzzling policy… Today, over 15 crore people have been lifted above poverty line.”

Bhiwandi, a powerloom town 60 kms from Mumbai, alone contributes nearly 40% of the national production from the powerloom sector and supports over 15 lakh families. At present, it is ailing due to high power tariffs. Gandhi said the chief minister had assured him that powerlooms of the town would be supported. “The CM is working on powerloom cluster development scheme,” Gandhi said.

Asking for more women representation in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, the Congress vice-president said his party would field more women candidates.

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  1. P
    Mar 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    I think, In India every one knows that who is the killer of the Mahatma hi. And the Name is the " NATHURAM GODSE" One think doesn't know by the people as he is the follower of the RSS ideology that why people of India now aware of the RSS and BJP party is not good for the nation....
    1. R
      Mar 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm
      We all knows that Rahul hi is saying 100% correct because RSS and BJP party mind is full of the Corruption, That's why every person Fight each other and only blaming to others party only for the sake of the sympathy of the common people. Which is not good for the common people.So we have to stop them...
      1. V
        Mar 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm
        Now after the Rahul hi statement, every one clear that Nathuram Godse's brother revealed that the RSS was like a second home for the Godse brothers. That's why in last more then 60 year whatever crime has happen in all the way RSS involved. So we have to stand up and stop the BJP agenda to reach near to the Central govt...
        1. A
          Aashi Saxena
          Mar 7, 2014 at 7:24 am
          RSS/ BJP are usually know for their politics on negativity, opportunism and communal lines. What Rahul has said are all historical truth and no one can deny this fact that hiji was killed by a follower of RSS...