“It is a philosophy…anybody who speaks against the ideology of BJP and RSS, is pressurised, beaten, attacked and even killed”, Gandhi said.
“People say that the PM is quiet and not said anything, the point is that the entire ideology is to crush dissent,” Congress vice president added.
Rahul also called PM Modi a skilled ‘Hindutva politician’. He said, “Sometimes, under pressure, the Prime Minister makes some statements. But the entire idea is to crush dissent,” adding that “non-violence is the history of this nation… Murder cannot be justified”.
Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, also condemned the killing of Gauri Lankesh and said it was a chilling reminder that “intolerance and bigotry are raising its ugly head in our society”.
Lankesh, known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics, was shot dead on Tuesday evening by unidentified assailants at her residence.