The RSS Thursday dared Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to prove allegations made by him against the organisation over the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
On the sidelines of the Sangh’s all India coordination meet, RSS’s Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya told journalists that the chargesheet in Gandhiji’s assassination case did not name the RSS.
On Nathuram Godse’s membership, he said the Sangh was an open organisation with several people joining, leaving or becoming inactive over the course of time. Vaidya further said that the Sangh’s name also did not figure during the proceedings of the case in the trial court or the High Court. Besides, he said, two commissions set up to probe the assassination also didn’t find the Sangh to have played any part.
“These are people who go to meetings of terrorists, declared by judicial process, and then shower praise on them…They don’t have the courage to face the truth and are therefore running away from the courts. Let them prove if they have the guts to do so,” a statement issued by the RSS’s Udaipur Prachar Pramukh quoted him as saying.
About the meet, Vaidya said the Akhil Bharatiya Samanvaya Baithak was a routine meet where RSS workers, who’ve been active in the field, share their observations and experiences.