Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS while speaking gender related crimes and gender-based discrimination. The Congress President, however, mentioning the name of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in his address, from whose state, the incident of mass rapes has come to light. Rahul Gandhi while addressing ‘Mahila Adhikar Sammelan’ in Delhi, attacked the RSS, saying there is no place for women in the RSS fold.
“Our goal is to involve women in every sector and also in leadership. The difference between BJP, RSS and Congress is that women are banned in the RSS as they can’t participate in the organisation,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi then went on to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi while questioning his silence over Muzaffarpur rapes.
“A BJP MLA was involved in the Rape, but the PM is silent. On world platform people are talking about rapes in India, the Prime Minister is silent on that too. Women reservation bill is pending in the Parliament. We are openly supporting that but the PM is silent on that. What happened against women in these four years is something which didn't happen even in last 70 years, “ said the Congress President.
Rahul Gandhi then said that the RSS and BJP will never be able to show a similar vision in the country.
The Congress President also said that unlike the RSS, he wants to induct more women in the party, saying, “RSS since his history never allowed any women. RSS is pure male organisation. RSS is completely male chauvinist organisation. It’s also parent organisation of the BJP. I will put women in the AICC.”
“Women are good in speech in debate. I need your support. Give me names of ladies who won the elections on different levels. Being the president of Congress party, I can say that I want to push women in party,” he added.
However, even as the Congress President attacked the RSS, calling it male chauvinist, Congress Madhya Pradesh leader Deepak Babaria has cited RSS as an example of ‘discipline'. Babaria, a general secretary in the All India Congress Committee, also said he saw "no harm" in citing the example of the RSS. He said if something is good about any organisation, then ‘there is no harm in appreciating it’.