Rahul Gandhi, who is in Guwahati in connection with a case filed by an RSS functionary, on Thursday flayed the ideology of the RSS saying organisation like it try to “divide” India and said he is not deterred by such cases.
“I am for unity of the country and love and affection among the people of this country,” Gandhi said, flanked by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and a huge number of Congress supporters.
“These people (RSS) want that I don’t fight for the farmers, but I can’t do that. It is in my DNA, it is inside me. I am not scared. I will not be deterred. I am happy… let them put as many cases against me as they want,” he said.
The Congress leader said he stood for the unity of the country and was against the ideology of RSS and all such other organisations “which try to divide India and are harmful for the country”.
Gandhi claimed such cases are filed against him to disturb his ongoing UP Yatra.
“Such cases are filed against me to stop me from working for the rights of poor farmers, weaker section of society, labourers and unemployed youths. In UP my yatra is on…. such cases are to disturb it,” Gandhi told reporters after coming out of the CJM Court.
Howsoever many cases are filed against me, that much more I will go ahead and fight to help the poor farmers, weaker section of society, labourers and unemployed youths. My purpose is to help them,” Gandhi said.
Accusing the government of working for the betterment of only 10-15 people, Gandhi said “acche din (good days) have come only for those people while farmers, labourers and the unemployed are sad”.
Anjan Bora, a ‘Bibhag Chanchalak’ of RSS had filed the criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi stating that he(Gandhi) had tarnished the image of the RSS by saying he was not allowed by the members to enter Barpeta Satra, a 16th century Vaishnavite monastary, in Assam on December 12, 2015.