Rahul Gandhi holds BJP, RSS responsible for intolerance in India

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh responsible for intolerance in India and said the country cannot be painted in “one colour”.

“They (BJP and RSS) want everyone to sing in one tune. They want a picture to be painted in just one colour which is not possible because of the nature of our country,” he said while addressing a birth anniversary function of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

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“The BJP and the RSS think they know everything and don’t like to be questioned but the truth is if they knew everything, ‘achchhe din’ (good times) would have come (by now),” he said.

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He also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying had there been tolerance in the country under the present regime, he would have not been asked to comment on the issue in London where he is on a three-day visit.

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The Congress vice president said intolerance would lead the country nowhere.

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