New Delhi: Countering Rahul Gandhi's stand on Nathuram Godse killing Mahatma Gandhi, the BJP on Thursday asked the Congress vice-president if he can be blamed for the crimes committed by Congressmen.
Citing the murder cases of Bhanwari Devi in Rajasthan and Naina Sahani in Delhi in which Congress leaders were involved, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Srikant Sharma said going by Rahul's logic, he can be blamed for the above-mentioned crimes.
"What Rahul Gandhi would like to be called? A murderer," Sharma said talking to IANS.
Convicted for Bhanwari Devi's murder, former Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Mahipal Maderna is serving a jail term while Congress leader Sushil Sharma is serving life imprisonment for his wife Naina Sahani's murder, known as the infamous Delhi tandoor case.
Gandhi said on Thursday that he stands by his comments on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and would never stop fighting its "hateful and divisive agenda".
"I will never stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said," Rahul said in a tweet.
On 24 August, Rahul Gandhi's counsel told the Supreme Court that the Congress leader had not blamed the RSS as an institution for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, but the people associated with it.
Hitting back at Rahul, Sharma said: "Rahul knew he cannot speak a lie in the court; so he has again started spreading lies about the RSS outside the court. He was dragged to the court in this matter but still he is not ready to make amends."
Sharma suggested that Rahul should learn lessons from history.
"Neither (the then Prime Ministers) Indira Gandhi nor Rajiv Gandhi could harm the RSS. Even Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh ruled the country for 10 years but they could not harm it. Where is Rahul Gandhi?" he said.