Deftly drawing a parallel between Hitler’s actions in the 1930s to the imposition of Emergency in the 1970s, he said during the Emergency even the right to life and liberty was stripped and “dictatorship was at its worst”.
Referring to the RSS, he said, for the first time in the history of our country, a fascist organisation that is openly opposed to the ideology and values of the Indian Constitution has acquired decisive power over the Union of India.
Rahul said Modi and BJP leaders initially talked about development but, after seeing Bihar’s well-built highways and railway lines, BJP leaders now talk about Pakistan and focus on making one Indian fight another.
The major cases of violence include lynching of five Dalits in Dulina village in Jhajjar district in 2002, burning down of Dalit houses in Gohana in 2005 and burning alive of a physically challenged girl and her septuagenarian father in Mirchpur in 2010.
The clashes broke out during a demonstration by the sadhus and devotees against the September 22 police baton-charge on a procession where they were heading to immerse Lord Ganesha’s idol in the Ganga.