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Congress dubs RSS as biggest liar

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 08:32 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday said there is no bigger organisation than the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in telling lies and giving it a political angle.

"Nothing will expose the Congress because there is no bigger organisation than the RSS in speaking lies and giving it a political angle. They think that only one ruling of the Supreme Court will clear all their lies and ill deeds," Congress leader Salman Khurshid told ANI.

"But it will not happen. Everything will be clear after the trial court verdict," he added.

These remarks from the grand old party comes a day after the Supreme Court rapped the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in connection with the defamation case filed against him for his remark on the RSS and said that he must face trial.

Reacting to the Supreme Court's observation, RSS Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya said that the Congress had been consistently trying to spread lies and baseless allegations about RSS and that the apex court's ruling has exposed the party.

Attempting to distance itself from Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, the RSS yesterday said that the Congress vice-president must tender an apology otherwise he would have to frequently visit the Supreme Court.

"If he has even a bit of respect for the court, he will apologise. If he doesn't apologise, he will have to frequently visit the court. Let me tell him, his party member Sitaram Kesri had associated the RSS with the murder of Gandhi and he had to apologise. Another leader Arjun Singh had to frequently visit the court. A renowned columnist A.G. Noorani had to apologise," RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI.

Sinha said if Gandhi doesn't apologise then he will be punished in the court's trial.

"Defamation case is not ordinary. The politics of the Nehru family for three generations goes on the basis of lie. Its proof is from Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi.they are putting in such a blame which has been rejected by the court," he added.

Meanwhile, the grand old party yesterday said that Gandhi would not tender an apology over his remarks against the RSS.

It said Gandhi would instead substantiate the allegations with facts and evidence before the court.

Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said such a suggestion was also made in the past which was not accepted by Gandhi.

He said Gandhi is a mature politician with intimate knowledge of historical facts and the party and he will defend these remarks at appropriate forum. (ANI)

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