Even as the RSS mulls inviting Congress president Rahul Gandhi for a conclave in the near future, the Congress is in no mood to miss a chance of again indirectly hitting out at the RSS. Gandhi in a tweet hit out at the government over the arrest of prominent Left-wing activists for suspected Maoist links, saying that in the “new India”, there was place for only one NGO — the RSS.
There is only place for one NGO in India and it’s called the RSS. Shut down all other NGOs. Jail all activists and shoot those that complain.
Welcome to the new India. #BhimaKoregaon
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 28, 2018
The Maharashtra Police raided the homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them as part of a probe into the violence between Dalits and the upper caste Peshwas at the Bhima Koregaon village near Pune after an event called Elgar Parishad, or conclave, on 31 December last year.
“There is only place for one NGO in India and it’s called the RSS. Shut down all other NGOs. Jail all activists and shoot those that complain. Welcome to the new India,” Gandhi said in a tweet with the hashtag Bhima Koregaon.
Earlier, Congress spokesperson Jaipal Reddy condemned the raids and arrests saying no human rights activists should be arrested without a case. “I condemn those arrests in unqualified terms. No human rights activist should be arrested. For that matter, no Indian can be arrested without a proper case.”