Rahul Gandhi calls BJP a ‘fake Hindu’ party

On Wednesday, while attending the foundation day commemoration event for All India Mahila Congress, Rahul Gandhi stated that the BJP was attacking Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. While speaking he also observed that the BJP was a ‘fake Hindu’ party and was trying to represent the region by being a ‘broker’. The congress leader asserted his criticisms of the ruling party in several ways, one of which was reminding the audiences that the BJP had never brought a woman prime minister, while congress was the only party to have done so.

He invoked Mahatma Gandhi, by saying that the father of the nation had spent his whole life to understanding and practise Hinduism. He reminded that Naturam Godse who was a follower of V D Savarkar’s teachings had shot Gandhi. The speech reflected congress’s new strategy for their upcoming elections by also focusing on BJP’s Hindutva assertions as much as their critique corruption and policy making.

He asserted that Hinduism was being misused and misrepresented by the ruling party and if BJP’s practise of the religion was true, he asked why was the father of the nation a victim of it, he said “In the last 100-200 years, if anyone has understood Hindu religion in the best way and made it his practise, it is mahatma Gandhi. We believe in this and so do the BJP-RSS people. So, if Mahatma Gandhi understood the Hindu religion and spent his whole life understanding it, then why did the RSS ideology pump three bullets in his chest?”, the Hindu reported.

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