Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday prolonged his ‘Hindu vs Hindutvavadi’ pitch to a remark by the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological guardian of the ruling BJP, through which the latter had mentioned that the “DNA of Indians” was the identical for the final 40,000 years.
The remark by Mohan Bhagwat seen by critics as the most recent try by the organisation of dictating what or who constitutes India and denying the nation’s historical past of variety was picked up by Mr Gandhi for a critique on Twitter.
“Hindus imagine that each individual’s DNA is exclusive. Hindutvavadis imagine that each one Indians have the identical DNA,” Mr Gandhi wrote in Hindi.
The riposte was the most recent within the marketing campaign that Mr Gandhi started floating earlier this month, branding the BJP and RSS’s discourse as ‘Hindutvavadi’, separate from the group of tolerant and pluralist Hindus.
The Congress chief had made the identical reference a day in the past at an enormous rally in Uttar Pradesh, headed for elections, through which he strived to color Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘Hindutvavadi’ and never a Hindu.
“A Hindutvavadi bathes alone in Ganga, whereas a Hindu bathes with crores of individuals,” he mentioned, taking a swipe at PM Modi for his solo dip within the Ganga whereas inaugurating the Kashi Vishwanath hall in Varanasi.
Making an attempt to place his occasion as one in all “truthful” Hindus towards PM Modi’s “mendacity” Hindutva, he additionally drew a distinction between the 2 sides as love towards hate and non-violence towards violence. He mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi represented Hindus and his killer Nathuram Godse represents Hindutva.
Talking at an occasion in Himachal Pradesh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had mentioned, “The DNA of all of the individuals of India from 40,000 years in the past is identical as that of the individuals of in the present day. The ancestors of all of us are one, due to these ancestors our nation flourished, our tradition continued.”
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