Sonia, Rahul dividing India, says RSS leader


Bhopal : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) agitation across the country Nov 10 is in protest against the policies of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi which are “dividing the country”, the RSS Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh unit chief said Monday.

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“We have decided to come on to the roads nationwide as the country is going to be divided due to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi,” said Shrikrishan Maheshwari, who is also a member of the RSS national working committee.

“The (central) government has failed to check terrorism in country. They are abusing the Sangh and targetting us. And if we do not come on to the roads, then the country is going to get divided and the next generation will question us,” he told reporters here.

A statement at a meeting last week of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), chaired by Sonia Gandhi, had accused the RSS of “involvement in terrorist activities”, while Rahul Gandhi had termed the RSS as “fanatical” as the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

The RSS will Wednesday stage rallies in defence of one of its leaders involved in the Ajmer blast case and against what it termed as the Congress-led central government’s anti-RSS and anti-Hindu religion politics.

The RSS leaders denied having any link with the people named in the Ajmer blast charge-sheet, most of whom hail from Madhya Pradesh.

“We have only remained involved in the social works and bonding the Hindus together. We have no link with terrorist activities. We never endorse violence,” Maheshwari said.