BJP Al­low­ing RSS to Run the Coun­try by Proxy: So­nia Gandhi

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Mum­bai: In a fresh at­tack on the BJP gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre, Congress lead­ers So­nia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi said on Mon­day that the coun­try was be­ing run by RSS which is try­ing to force its own agenda on the peo­ple. They were at Nag­pur to com­mem­o­rate the 125th birth an­niver­sary of Babasa­heb Ambed­kar. Crit­i­cis­ing the RSS and BJP, she said, “We can’t for­get that those who op­posed him (Babasa­heb) are try­ing to ap­pro­pri­ate him (now).” So­nia fur­ther added, “Those who never par­tic­i­pated in the free­dom strug­gle, didn’t play any role in the fram­ing up of the Con­sti­tu­tion, prac­tise di­vi­sive politics are try­ing to claim that they are the big­gest fol­low- ers of Ambed­kar.” Ac­cord­ing to her, Babasa­heb would have ab­horred ‘such peo­ple’ if he was alive to­day. “I am say­ing this be­cause Ambed­kar was cu­ri­ous, he was not ready to ac­cept strict dog­mas, he used to crit­i­cise and ask ques­tions and this is the same thing that Modi and his peo­ple are try­ing to crush,” said So­nia. — Kr­ishna Ku­mar

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