While addressing academicians at Siri Fort Foundation (Delhi) during an event, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi attacked Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for trying to impose an ‘ideology’ over the country.
Claiming that Bhagwat imposes ‘ideology’, Rahul Gandhi said the strength of the country is that people are allowed to discuss ideas. “The country cannot be run on one single idea.”
“I once heard Mohan Bhagwat say, “We are going to organise the whole nation.” Who are you to organise the whole nation, Mr Mohan Bhagwat? Are you some kind of a God? The nation will organise itself,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Further hitting out at Narendra Modi, Rahul said, “When Modi ji came to power, an officer was chosen to head SPG. After sometime he told me he was leaving? He said,”I’ve been given a list of ppl RSS wants to put in SPG, I refused.” Idea is that there shouldn’t be an institution that doesn’t have tentacles of RSS inside it,” he went on to add.
Attacking the government over its education policy, Rahul Gandhi said government should invest to strengthen government institutions rather than private ones.