BJP, RSS want to control everyone's views: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (File photo)
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today attacked BJP and RSS, saying they wanted to control everyone's views and follow the agenda of creating divide and hatred among people.

"BJP and RSS are following the agenda of creating divide and hatred, as can be seen from the recent developments in JNU, by imposing their views forcibly on people," Gandhi said at a party meeting here in Assam's Sonitpur district.

He alleged, "BJP and RSS have no respect for the diversity of the nation's culture and sentiments of the people. They just want that everybody follow their views."

"They find terrorism everywhere, even in Universities and brand anybody who do not agree with their views as terrorists," he added.

BJP has over the years followed the policy of "creating a divide between Hindus and Muslims, branding the latter as terrorists. They followed the same policy in Assam by creating divide among the Bodos and adivasis during the 2014 attack on the latter," he alleged.

"Congress is just not like that. We have respect for all culture and believe in harmony, brotherhood, unity and amity among all sections of people," Gandhi said.

He also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making false promises to people.

"Modiji had promised that Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in every new bank account under the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana. Has anybody got any amount in their accounts? All his promises are a laughing matter," Gandhi said.

BJP will suffer a defeat in the upcoming Assam Assembly polls the same way it was trounced in Bihar, he said.

"Congress under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has done a commendable job for the last 15 years and the results (of that) will show in the forthcoming polls," he added.

He also expressed satisfaction with Congress' preparation for the elections following the adoption of the micro booth management scheme by the party at the grass-root level.

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