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Won't be intimidated by cult of violence: Congress

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 5: Condemning what it said was a “potentially fatal” attack on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s cavalcade in Gujarat, the Congress on Saturday said it won’t be cowed down by the “cult of violence and intimidation espoused by followers of thuram Godse”.

Senior Congress leader And Sharma said the Congress was a 130-year-old party that had seen many ups and downs and its leaders won’t be scared by such tactics. “This stone could kill a human. What was the police doing? Let me say that Rahul Gandhi and the Congress won’t be intimidated by such tactics,” Sharma said as he showed a piece of rock allegedly hurled at Rahul Gandhi’s car in Gujarat on Friday. “It deserves the strongest condemtion, and exposes the intent, ideology, and character of the Bharatiya Jata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which believe in violence, intimidation, and physical assaults on political opponents or leaders.

“It is integral to their thinking and their political philosophy and their actions.” thuram Godse, a Hindu Mahasabha member and perceived close to RSS founder Viyak Damodar Savarkar, assassited Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948.

Sharma said that the BJP was using every possible means to capture power everywhere. Blaming the state government for lack of proper security, the Congress leader said: “It cannot just wash off its hands by saying a bullet proof car was offered.” He said the Congress Vice President had every right to go and stand in solidarity with affected people (by floods). (IANS)

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