Rant against RSS: Did Rahul lie to Supreme Court?
NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi said before the Bombay high court that he had no intention to harm the reputation of the saffron outfit. A week after he had told the Supreme Court that he never meant to blame the entire RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. However, Congress thinks that it can gain political dividends with Muslim and Christians communities if Rahul continues his diatribe against RSS.
Appearing for Rahul before the HC, senior advocate R S Cheema had said: “Rahul was addressing the members of a rally on the point of philosophy of Congress and his statement should be read in that context. Rahul made a plain statement and did not intent to harm the reputation of RSS.”
However, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in major U-turn, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he stood by his statement on RSS people assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
It’s for Rahul to establish that the statement was made in good faith, failing which he would be found guilty under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (dealing with criminal defamation).
The RSS and the BJP reacted sharply to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s statement in the Supreme Court on Thursday where he said that he stood by every word he had said linking the RSS to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.