New Delhi: BJP on Thursday raked up past cases of rape and murder involving leaders of Congress to wonder if Rahul Gandhi can be linked with these heinous crimes after he reiterated that he stood by every single word he said against RSS in reference to the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.
BJP's response came in the wake of Gandhi telling the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he never blamed RSS the institution for Mahatma Gandhi's killing but persons associated with it and then asserting on Thursday that he stood by every single word and will fight its hateful and divisive agenda.
The party also accused Gandhi of speaking lies to target RSS as it asked him why the UPA government did not take any action against the Hindutva organiation during its 10 years in power.
"Those living in glass houses should not throw stones at others. Will Rahul Gandhi be linked with the rape and murder of the Dalit woman Bhanwari Devi or killing of Naina Sahni because those accused of these crimes were from Congress?
"The truth is that RSS has only grown in strength despite attempts by likes of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to target it. It just shows Rahul Gandhi's ideological bankruptcy and we do not take him seriously," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
Party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said, "Gandhi's face saving verbal gymnastics after a surrender in Court on RSS won't help. False bravado and bluster are no substitutes to truth."
Dismissing suggestions that he had made a U-turn on RSS role in killing Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday insisted that he stood by "every single word" said by him.