Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asserted that he is not scared of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh and will continue to fight against its ideology.
“RSS is filing these cases against me because I’m fighting for the rights of poor, farmers, unemployed youths. I’ll not be deterred; I’m happy, let them file as many cases as they want, I’ll continue to fight for the unity of this country,” Rahul said in Guwahati.
These cases are being put against me bcz I'm fighting for poor ppl, rights of farmers, unemployed youths: Rahul Gandhi on Barpeta Satra case pic.twitter.com/uwRBziTxHn
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Rahul’s statement comes ahead of his hearing in a Guwahati court in connection with a criminal defamation suit filed against him by the RSS over his claim that he was denied entry into the Barpeta Satra, a Vaishnava monastery in Assam, at the behest of the RSS.
RSS volunteer Anjan Bora had filed a criminal defamation case against Gandhi in the court claiming he had tarnished the organisation’s image.
Bora said Gandhi was supposed to go to the Satra but he did not do so and instead took part in a padayatra. Two days later on December 14 Gandhi told a press conference in Delhi that he had tried to enter the Satra but was prevented from doing so by its elected members and RSS supporters.