Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the RSS leadership on the last day of the three-day RSS-BJP coordination meet, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said Modi and his government is controlled by an “intolerant non-state actor.”
“Modiji can see intolerant non-state actors controlling large territories evrywhere, but not the intolerant non-state actor ctrling him&hisGovt!,” his office tweeted.
Modi had said on Thursday that “intolerant non-state actors” are now controlling large territories where they are unleashing “barbaric violence” on innocent people. He had called for “significant, collective and strategic efforts” to prevent bloodshed and violence.
The Congress also slammed the RSS for stating that it wants the Narendra Modi government to strive for good relations with Pakistan. The Opposition party said the same RSS and the BJP had slammed the UPA government when it tried to better ties with Islamabad.
Stating that it had become clear that RSS stood for “rashtra ki supreme sarkar”, the Congress slammed members of the “elected government” for attending “Bhagwat ki paathshaala”. “The RSS is not elected. It did not contest elections neither does it have a manifesto,” Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said.
He added: “The Prime Minister is hardly seen or heard in Parliament, the temple of democracy. He, however, turned up at Bhagwat ki paathshaala. It would have been better had he attended President Pranab Mukherjee’s class today.
He would have learnt something, especially since the RSS and the BJP keep asking what is India’s achievement in 60 years,” he added. Stating that the President had praised NGOs, Gohil said: “On the other hand, the Prime Minister does not want Greenpeace or the Ford Foundation. He only wants yesmen.”
The CPM too hit out at the government for presenting reports before the RSS. “The detailed reports of their work being given by Union Ministers to RSS leaders at their joint meeting… is an affront to Indian democracy. It clearly shows RSS is not merely the remote control but is in direct control of this BJP government,” the CPM said in a statement.