New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he will stop referring to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by its popular name ‘Sangh Parivar’, as it lacks family values.
“I believe it is not right to call RSS and related organization as Sangh Parivar – there are women in the family, respect for the elderly, a sense of compassion and affection – which is not in the RSS. Now I will not call RSS as Sangh Parivar!,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.
The Congress leader’s latest attack on the saffron organisation is believed to be in apparent reference to the recent incident of harassment of two nuns during their train journey via Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.
Two nuns and two postulants of the Sacred Hearts Congregation of Delhi Province were forced to deboard after a group of men suspected that the girls were being taken for forceful conversion and human trafficking– an accusation that later proved to be false.
Reacting over the development, Mr Gandhi had said that the attack in UP on nuns from Kerala is a result of the vicious propaganda run by the “Sangh Parivar” to pitch one community against another and trample the minorities.
He further called on the nation to introspect and take corrective steps to defeat such “divisive forces”.