No U-turn by Rahul Gandhi on RSS role in Mahatma Gandhi's killing: Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday dismissed suggestions that Rahul Gandhi has done a U-turn in the Supreme Court on the RSS and said the party vice-president stands by his assertion that the person who assassinated MK Gandhi was from the organisation.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. PTI

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. PTI

"No U-turn by Rahul Gandhi on RSS. He stands by what he said. The person who killed Gandhi was from RSS. It is the ideology of hate and violence which killed Mahatma Gandhi," the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets.

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution for killing MK Gandhi but persons associated with it were behind the assassination.

He had buttressed his stand by citing paragraphs from his affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court, while challenging the summons issued to him as an accused for his alleged defamatory statement in a 2015 election rally in Maharashtra.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Congress vice-president, had cited the affidavit filed before the High Court saying he had only accused certain people of RSS and not the organisation as the killer of Mahatma Gandhi.


Updated Date: Aug 25, 2016 12:03 PM

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