RSS complains to EC over Rahul's remarks

RSS complains to EC over Rahul's remarks

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday filed a complaint against All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice president Rahul Gandhi with the Election Commission of India for his remark that the “RSS people” had killed Mahatma Gandhi.

The complaint was filed by RSS Central Executive Committee member Ram Madhav with the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka Anil Kumar Jha with a request that the same be forwarded to the Chief Election Commissioner. All the top RSS functionaries are in Bangalore to attend the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS).

Speaking to reporters, Madhav said Rahul Gandhi, while on tour in Maharashtra near Bhiwandi, had stated in a public meeting that “RSS people had shot Gandhiji” with the ulterior political motive to create misunderstanding, aggravate tension and garner votes of a particular community. “He (Rahul Gandhi) had made such statements earlier too. But we dismissed it as kindergarten knowledge of history. Now, we feel it is a design to destroy peace during elections and gain political advantage,” he said.

Aimed at creating hatred

The complaint stated that the remark was made in a Muslim dominated area and the utterances were “clearly aimed to aggravate differences and create mutual hatred between Hindus and Muslims and other groups.” The remark amounted to violation of model code of conduct, it stated Madhav said the RSS was also contemplating taking legal action against Rahul.

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