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Rahul Gandhi should first educate himself and then comment, says BJP

Updated: Aug 26, 2016 08:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC has advised him to first educate himself before commenting on any issue of national import.

"My advice to Mr. Rahul Gandhi would be to first read up on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), educate yourself, and only then comment. As they say in English, a little ignorance is a dangerous thing, and in this case, too much ignorance has been terribly dangerous," she told ANI.

Last year, Rahul Gandhi, addressing an election rally in Sonale, Maharashtra, on March 6, said that "the RSS people killed Gandhi ji" after which, RSS Bhiwandi secretary Rajesh Mahadev Kunte filed a complaint against him.

However, Rahul Gandhi's counsel, Kapil Sibal, told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he had never blamed the RSS for killing Mahatma Gandhi.

But a day after that, Gandhi said he will never stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the RSS.

"I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said," tweeted Gandhi.

He also posted a video of his remarks made by him at Bhiwandi, Maharashtra.

Earlier, RSS ideologue M.G Vaidya had said that Rahul must come clean on in what sense were those who killed Mahatma Gandhi associated with the Hindu nationalist organisation, and what was their position and credentials.

Vaidya said that Gandhi was just twisting his remarks and he must show his generosity by offering an apology for his statement, and should accept before the court that what he had said was wrong.

Following Rahul's submission, a Supreme Court Bench, comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman, said if the complainant agrees to the submission, it will take the statement on record and dispose of the petition.

Sibal, appearing for Rahul Gandhi, cited the affidavit filed before the Bombay High Court, saying he had only accused certain people of the RSS and not the organisation as the killer of Mahatma Gandhi. (ANI)