“My ideology does not match with BJP leader Varun Gandhi. Varun Gandhi is in BJP if he walks here then it might be a problem for him. My ideology does not match his ideology. I cannot go to RSS office, I’ll have to be beheaded before that. My family has an ideology. Varun adopted another and I cannot accept that ideology,” said Gandhi.
This came while Rahul Gandhi was addressing a press conference in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur where he is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“Few years ago, Firoz (Varun Gandhi) told me that RSS is working for nation’s development. Then, I asked him to read our family history. I said you would not have said this, if you have known our family history,” said Rahul Gandhi.
“Want a fair media”
The Wayanad MP aimed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing them of capturing all institutions of India including the media.
Responding to a question asking how would media look like if Congress comes to power. He said, “I never said “Godi Media”, it’s not my phrase. I said that the media is being controlled. Congress’ philosophy is of a free media. We (Congress) do not have a capabilty to control the media. We want a fair media.”
“Today all the institutions of the country are controlled by the RSS and the BJP. There is a pressure on all institutions. Press is under pressure, bureaucracy is under pressure, the Election Commission is under pressure, they put pressure on the judiciary,” he charged.
He continued, “This is not a fight between one political party and another political party. It is now a fight between the institutions of the country, which were captured by them, and the opposition.”
Rahul Gandhi also accused the saffron party of growing economic distress, unemployment and price rise, saying that these all will “deal a ‘severe blow’ to BJP, that is abundantly clear.”