With the ongoing tussle in Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi again sharepened his attack towards the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Addressing a ‘Jan Swaraj Sammelan’ here on the occasion of the silver jubilee of 73rd and 74th amendment in the Constitution, Gandhi said, “RSS is making way into all institutions in the country.”
Further, alleging similarity between India and Pakistan’s governance, he said, “Aisa Pakistan ya tanashahi mein hota hai.” (This happens in either Pakistan or in a dictatorship.)
Speaking on the Karnataka polls, Rahul said, “Today constitution is being attacked. In Karnataka on one side there are MLAs standing and on the other side the Governor. JDS has said its MLAs have been offered Rs 100 crore each.”
Referring the press conference called by Supreme Court judges on various issues relating to the apex court judiciary earlier this year, Gandhi said, “The judiciary is under fear, the press is under fear and even the BJP’s members of Parliament are under the same fear as they cannot speak a single word before the prime minister (Narendra Modi).”
“The Constitution is under severe attack in the country. In Karnataka, the MLAs are on one side and the governor on the other,” he alleged.
He further added: “One after another, you can see every democratic institution in the country, like the MPs, MLAs, the press and the Planning Commission…the RSS is trying to induct its people.”
The comments came against the backdrop of the dramatic developments that took place in Karnataka after the Assembly election there threw up a hung verdict.
Earlier, prior to the commencement of the Karnataka polls, Rahul had been critical about the BJP and had assured of forming the government in the state.