RSS trying to deter me from fighting for the poor, says Rahul Gandhi
GUWAHATI: Congress vice-presi dent Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the RSS has been filing cases against him to prevent him from fighting for India’s poor.
“Let them put as many cases on me as they want. I am happy they are doing it. I will not be deterred,” he said after appearing before the chief judicial magistrate’s court
The CJM court had summoned him in a defamation case filed by an RSS member last year. The Sangh member, Anjan Bora, had taken offence to Gandhi’s December 12 accusation that the RSS was using women activists to stop him from entering Barpeta Satra a Vaishnava monastery in Assam
On Thursday, he said he was against the ideology of the RSS and “all such organisations that try to divide India and are harmful” for the country. “These cases are being put against me because I am fight ing for the rights of the poor, the farmers, the unemployed, and the labourers,” he said. The underprivi leged, he said, were denied their rights because the government was being run “in the interests of 12-15 people”. “But I will continue to fight for the unity and the poor of the country despite their attempts to bury me under cases,” he said after the CJM granted him a personal recognizance bond of ₹50,000 and set November 5 as the next date of hearing.
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogo accompanied him to the court, from where they went to Rajiv Bhavan the state Congress headquarters for a meeting with party workers