The celebration’s ideology of affection and affection is alive and vibrant however overshadowed by ‘hateful’ ideology of the BJP-RSS mix, Gandhi mentioned.
The ‘loving’ ideology of the Congress is alive and vibrant, however has been overshadowed by the ‘hateful’ ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mix, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned on Friday, as he nearly addressed the launch of the celebration’s digital media marketing campaign for its upcoming Jan Jagran Abhiyan, which will probably be launched throughout the nation on November 14. “Today, whether we like it or not, the hateful ideology of the RSS and BJP has overshadowed the loving, affectionate and nationalistic ideology of the Congress party. Our ideology is alive, vibrant, but it has been overshadowed,” Gandhi, a vocal critic of the ruling BJP and its ideological mentor RSS, mentioned, in accordance with information company ANI.
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The cause for this, he mentioned, was the grand previous celebration’s ‘failure’ at propagation of its ideology. “Our ideology has been overshadowed because we’ve not propagated it aggressively among our own people,” the previous Congress president defined.
The Lok Sabha MP from Kerala’s Wayanad then sought to know if Hinduism and Hindutva may very well be the identical. “If they’re the same thing, why don’t they have the same name? They’re obviously different. Is Hinduism about beating a Sikh or a Muslim? Hindutva of course is,” he mentioned.
Gandhi’s feedback come at a time when the opposition celebration and the ruling dispensation are already engaged in a disagreement over senior Congress chief and former Union minister Salman Khurshid’s latest analogy of Hindutva and the ISIS. “Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints is being pushed aside by robust Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like the ISIS and Boko Haram and recent years,” Khurshid wrote in his e-book ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times,’ which was launched on Wednesday.
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Defending himself as a significant row erupted, Khurshid mentioned, “I have not called these guys terrorists. I have just said that they are similar in distorting religion. Hindutva has pushed aside Sanatan Dharma and Hinduism, and taken over a robust, aggressive position similar to Boko Haram and other such guys.”
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