Continuing his tirade against RSS, the ideological patron of BJP, congress president Rahul Gandhi has launched a sharp attack on the organisation on Saturday, alleging that the Special Protection Group chief appointed by PM Narendra Modi had to quit because he refused to accept a list RSS hand-picked SPG officers.
While interacting with college and Delhi University teachers in the capital, Rahul Gandhi said, “When Mr. Modi came to power, a person from Gujarat was chosen to head the SPG. He also came to meet me. In a short time, he left the position. I asked him why and he told me that he refused a list of officers hand-picked by the RSS.”
The congress president criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his claim that the RSS wished to organise the nation. He said, “RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says that we are organising the nation. Who are you? Are you God? The nation will organise itself.”
He sought to know whether the nation would sit back to be organised by the RSS, adding that this was a “fantasy” and would end in a couple of months. He was indicating to the presumed change of guard after 2019 general elections.
Mr. Gandhi said that while the Congress thought India was all its people, BJP chief Amit Shah saw it as a golden bird, seeing it as a “product” that needed to be “monetised”. He strongly criticised BJP for ill-treating the people of the country by not honouring their desire and fulfilling their needs.
He alleged that the BJP and the RSS wanted to capture all institutions as they were aware that they could not win all elections and asserted that if the Congress came to power, it would restore the autonomy and freedom of professors and higher educational institutions.
During the interaction with the university teachers, two women ad hoc teachers complained about the problems of the ad hoc system causing lots of insecurity in it. He advised them to meet Congress leaders engaged in preparing the party’s manifesto and convey their expectations.