Srinagar: The Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, on Friday, equated Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to the Muslim brotherhood of Egypt. BJP has demanded an immediate apology, NDTV reported.
“The RSS is trying to change the nature of India. There is no other organisation in India that wants to capture India’s institutions… What we are dealing with is a completely new idea. It’s an old idea being reborn. It is similar to the idea that exists in the Arab world of the Muslim Brotherhood. The idea is that one ideology should run through every institution and one idea should crush all other ideas,” the Congress president had said at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.
Cue a trenchant reply from the BJP’s spokesperson Sambit Patra. “Do you even know what the Muslim brotherhood is? It is declared a terrorist organisation in a number of countries. You are comparing it with the RSS and BJP.”
“Rahul, you have no maturity, no understanding of India. You have no leadership quality. You have no facet. All that you have is hatred towards PM Modi. You hate PM Modi, BJP and RSS. And out of this hatred, you make irresponsible, immature statements. Have you heard yourself ever,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.