Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the BJP and the RSS while addressing a programme at St. Edmund's College in Shillong.
During the course of his address, Rahul said,
“We are fighting RSS ideology across the nation. Idea is that one form of thinking is imposed on the country. What BJP and RSS is doing in all over India and particularly in North-east is attempting to undermine your culture, language and way of life”
On speaking about the RSS, the Congress leader said,
“RSS idea aimed at dis-empowering women. Does anyone know many leadership positions are with women in RSS? Zero. If you see pix of Mahatma Gandhi you'll find women on this side (right), this side (left) but if you see pix of Mohan Bhagwat, he'll be alone or surrounded by men.”
Rahul also added that the structure of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) would undergo changes if his party came back to power at the Centre in 2019. "If we come back to power in the Centre, we are going change the structure of GST and simplify it,” he said.
"We had proposed a different GST structure. The products that common people use should be out of the tax bracket and there should be only one layer of tax. But, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told us to mind our own business and said that we were going ahead with our own version of GST", he added.
The Congress President is in Shillong to kick off the election campaign of the party in poll-bound Meghalaya. The polling for the 60-member state assembly will take place on February 27 along with Nagaland. The results will be declared on March 3.