New Delhi, Oct. 25 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday backed his party's vice president Rahul Gandhi's strong statements against communalism, and said his speech was directed at those who adopted the same Golwalkar-like ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi.
"Understand what Rahul ji has said. In this country, you have people subscribing to the Golwalkar ideology. Rahul Gandhi's speech directed towards those whose ideology resulted in death of Mahatma Gandhi and the ideology that spreads communal hate and intolerance. The subscribers of the same ideology also killed Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi," Singh said.
"The Congress is fighting against those spreading the fire of communalism, as well as those acting on Left extremism in the country," he added.
Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar was the second "Sarsanghchalak" (Supreme chief) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
On October 23, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Churu, Rajasthan spoke strongly about his intent to fight communal forces, and added that he was not afraid of getting assassinated like his father, Rajiv Gandhi, and his grandmother Indira Gandhi.
"They (communal elements) have killed my grandmother, they have killed my father and maybe someday they will kill me as well. But I don't care," Gandhi said in Churu on October 23.
Further, the Congress vice president at the Churu rally explained that the reason he spoke strongly against the BJP's method of politics was because his own experience made him understand the extreme consequences of hatred and anger.
"I speak against the BJP orchestrated divisive and communal politics. But, I have never told you why I speak so strongly against them. Today, I will tell you that. ...The pain that I felt that day, I have only felt on one other occasion when my father was killed. But, only I know the pain that I went through when my grandmother was killed. I understand that pain. It was like someone ripped your chest," Gandhi said while describing the day of 31 October, 1984, when Indira Gandhi was assassinated. (ANI)