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Rahul Gandhi only confirming allegations against him, says BJP on RSS row

Updated: Aug 27, 2016 12:18 IST

New Delhi, Aug.27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's constant attacking of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) displays his mindset that seems to confirm the allegations against him, adding that he should speak something based on truth, otherwise people will doubt his credibility.

BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI that it is for Rahul to decide his stand on statements that he has passed and the tweet that he has written on the RSS

"Because when he said that the RSS is behind Gandhiji's killing in the court before the honourable Supreme Court, his counsel has clearly said that he did not say so which was widely published in the newspapers."

"Then, he follows it up with a tweet attacking the RSS. So, therefore, he is constantly speaking or displaying a mindset that seems to confirm the allegations against him," Kohli added.

On Thursday, Rahul said in a tweet, "I will never stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said."

"However, it's much preferable that leaders tend to speak or allegations based on some facts some truth otherwise people will also start wondering that what he stands for," Kohli stated.

Rahul's tweet came a day after his counsel, Kapil Sibal, told the Supreme Court that Gandhi had never blamed the RSS for killing Mahatma Gandhi, but only some of its people for doing so.

Following Rahul's submission, a Supreme Court Bench comprising 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.

In his complaint, RSS Bhiwandi secretary Rajesh Mahadev Kunte alleged that Rahul Gandhi told in an election rally in Sonale , Maharashtra, on March 6 last year that "the RSS people killed Gandhiji".

He alleged that the Congress leader had sought to tarnish the reputation of RSS through his speech.

The case is pending before a magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district.