Rahul Gandhi is addressing the youth at the Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come a day after Bollywood actor Aamir Khan joined the debate on intolerance saying there was a feeling of despondency in the country over the last seven to eight months.
“There is no urgency in the matter,” a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said when lawyer M L Sharma pleaded for urgent listing and hearing on his PIL.
Filed by advocate M L Sharma, the plea has also urged the court to order registration of a criminal case against Rahul for cheating and forgery.
Swamy said he has requested the Speaker to send the complaint to the ethics committee for further scrutiny.
“I am happy he (Rahul) called me a chamcha as in Congress, chamcha is a very high post,” Swamy said.
“We feel that the Punjab government is unable to provide justice to them. That is why I came with my party leaders from Punjab and the President gave us a patient hearing,” said Rahul.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain slammed Rahul for his attack on the RSS and for drawing a parallel with the SIMI: “He (Rahul) feels that after Bihar, society can be polarised.”
Congress stand is indefensible — Rahul Gandhi’s UK filings raise questions of propriety that he needs to answer.
At a press conference, Shahnawaz Hussain sought to drag Rahul and Sonia Gandhi into the row over remarks made by certain Congress leaders against the government.
The Congress had however, rejected the allegations of nationality against Rahul saying that it is a “bunch of falsehood”.
Subramanian Swamy’s case rests on two annual returns in which Rahul Gandhi’s nationality was described as “British”. The first return was filed on October 10, 2005 and the second on October 31, 2006.
Swamy’s allegations have provided BJP with an opportunity to get back at Congress, which pushed the ruling party on the backfoot during the last Parliament session.
Arun Jaitley has been meeting leaders of parties across the divide in recent days to extend invitation for his daughter’s wedding next month.
The BJP said it could not “close its eyes” to the issue that was now in the public domain.