Despite No Confirmation Of Invite, Congress Says No Question Of Rahul Gandhi Going To RSS Event 

Despite No Confirmation Of Invite, Congress Says No Question Of Rahul Gandhi Going To RSS Event Congress president Rahul Gandhi (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Terming the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s (RSS) ideology as ‘poison’ for the country, dalits and oppressed sections of Indians, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has said that Rahul Gandhi would not accept the organisation’s invite, Economic Times has reported. Kharge was speaking to reporters after a meeting of Maharashtra unit of the party.

"Let the letter (of invitation) come first. This (invitation) is all in view of elections," the Congress leader said when questioned about the RSS’s plan to invite Rahul Gandhi to a lecture series. He said that the Congress was fighting an ideological battle to keep Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power. Terming the Janata Dal (S) as “small party”, he said that his party was supporting the smaller partner in Karnataka to keep the saffron party out of power.

"If Rahul sahab asks me about going there (to the RSS event), I will tell him that there is no question of going there. That there is no intention of joining such people," he said while expressing his staunch opposition to RSS.

RSS had also planned to invite CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury to its event which had been scheduled for next month. The RSS had claimed that it was planning to engage people from different ideologies.