Rahul Gandhi Claims to Read Hindu Scriptures to Take on RSS, BJP

Gandhi alleged that the BJP doesn’t “understand India,” and “understands only Nagpur,” the RSS headquarters.

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Rahul Gandhi with DMK chief MK Stalin in Chennai at the latter’s residence on June 3. Photo Courtesy: Twitter Screenshot / <a href="https://twitter.com/mkstalin">MK Stalin</a>)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday that he was reading the Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita to take on the RSS and BJP. Party sources quoted Gandhi as saying:

Nowadays I study the Upanishads and the Gita since I am fighting the RSS and BJP. I ask them (RSS men), my friend, you are doing this, you are oppressing people, but it is written in the Upanishad that all people are the same and how come you are contradicting what your own religion says. (sic)

Gandhi alleged that the BJP does not fundamentally "understand India," and "understand only Nagpur," the headquarters of the RSS.

Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said that the BJP men were under the impression that the "entire universal knowledge" came out of the Prime Minister.

Twitterati trolled Rahul Gandhi following his statements on his new reading list:

Gandhi, who has accused BJP-RSS of attempting to thrust one idea on the nation, said every individual, be it in Tamil Nadu or Uttar Pradesh, had a right to express dissent if they were aggrieved, and the imposition of one idea was not acceptable.

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