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Yogi cannot simply 'whitewash' dark history of RSS: Congress

ANI
Published : May 21, 2017, 4:47 pm IST
Updated : May 21, 2017, 4:47 pm IST

He added that it was RSS who betrayed the freedom movement and their calumnious campaign was responsible for the death of Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress leader PC Chacko. (Photo: PTI)
 Congress leader PC Chacko. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: With Yogi Adityanath hailing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for unifying India, the Congress on Sunday asserted that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister cannot simply 'whitewash' the dark history of the organisation.

"If Yogi Adityanath is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh doesn't mean that he can whitewash RSS. The organization has a dark history, it is a common knowledge to everyone," Congress leader P C Chacko said.

He added that it was RSS who betrayed the freedom movement and their calumnious campaign was responsible for the death of Mahatma Gandhi.

Highlighting the Congress's contribution he said, "Kashmir is part of India because of Indian National Congress and Punjab is part of India because of the great sacrifice of Indira Gandhi and role of Beant Singh."

He added that it is not Yogi Adityanath's prerogative to give a lecture on role of RSS in India's history.

Another Congress Spokesperson Meem Afzal said, "Yogi Adityanath is exaggerating the contribution of RSS in Freedom struggle. It was the Congress who led the freedom movement and kept Kashmir and Bengal as integral part of India. It is astonishing how they are using the name of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mkherjee just to establish their point."

Yogi Adityanath on Saturday defended the RSS, claiming that if it was not for the organisation, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, and West Bengal would have been a part of Pakistan.

"Agar RSS aur Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee na hote to West Bengal, Punjab aur Kashmir. Pakistan ke kabje mei hote (Had RSS and Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee not been there, West Bengal, Punjab and Kashmir would have been under control of Pakistan)," Yogi Adityanath said.

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