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Congress says RSS claims about Rahul Gandhi a ‘patent lie’

RSS weekly Organiser had reported that Rahul claimed his salary and allowances during his 56-day ‘leave of absence’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 7, 2015 3:30 am
rahul gandhi, rss, congress, organiser, organiser magazine, rss organiser, rss magazine, rss rahul gandhi, rahul gandhi rss, congress news, india news Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (File/PTI Photo)

As the Congress dismissed as a “patent lie” the report in RSS mouthpiece Organiser that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had claimed his salary and allowances during his 56-day “leave of absence”, official sources disclosed that he had not drawn any allowance for the said period.

Hitting back at the RSS, the Congress said “spreading misleading lies, mischievous canards and divisive venom have become the patented hallmark of RSS, the ideological guide of the pracharak Prime Minister”. Editor of the RSS mouthpiece, Prafulla Ketkar, was not available for comment.

Rahul had taken a break during the first part of the Budget Session earlier this year. Sources maintained that there was no provision in the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, for making any deduction from the salary of a member in case of his absence from the House. However, no member can draw this allowance unless he signs the attendance register which is maintained by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

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“Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi did not draw any daily allowance during the period when he did not attend the Parliament. To impute otherwise, as is being sought to be done by RSS in a diabolical fashion, is a patent lie,” Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala said. “If RSS is still beholden to parading its lies, it would be well advised to first question its pracharak PM, its ministers and BJP-NDA MPs about the reasons for not forgoing pay and allowances for the period during which they did not attend Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha sessions,” he added. He said under the BJP government, “India’s polity is bloodied… by this unchecked vitriolic meted out shamelessly by the pracharaks of RSS and BJP”.

Surjewala referred to controversial remarks made by the RSS, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on reservation and an earlier observation on Mother Teresa, and said a “vicious tirade of RSS is unleashed on a regular basis against individuals and organisations who stand to challenge their fascist thought process.” The “latest bundle of lies” dished out is against Rahul, he said.

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  1. G
    Oct 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm
    This fake hi dummy and mummy team have been looting India and giving it a bad image abroad . SEND THEM TO JAIL AND RECOVER INDIAS POSITIVE IMAGE !!!!😎🚶🏻😎🚶🏻😆
    1. T
      Oct 7, 2015 at 8:53 am
      RSS or Raje Sushma Shivraj are one and same for Feku56. Musilm fundamentalism and Hindu fundamentalism both thrive by targeting the secular fabric of the Nation unfortunately due to failing Judiciary the today we are held hostage by Feku56 and Mulayam
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        Wise Thoights
        Oct 8, 2015 at 4:47 pm
        It is ridiculous for RSS to attack individual that too falsely ..bjp /rss should come clean on allowances their MPs had withdrawn in last two years when they have not allowed parliament to function ...I think rss has been afraid of Rahul and the unnecessary obsessed with him
        1. I
          Oct 7, 2015 at 8:59 am
          Cong has fallen into RSS' trap ! The next question would be - "if Rahul hi did not draw any ry or allowance, how does he sustain himself ?"
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            Niladrinath Mohanty
            Oct 7, 2015 at 9:01 am
            I have nothing to say in the matter. But I would like to say that spokespersons of a political party should have a sense of humour and I find Ranadeep Surjewala and Sanjay Jha lack this virtue.
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