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RSS and Jinnah's Muslim League two sides of same coin: Congress MP Mohsina Kidwai

India TV Politics Desk 18 Apr 2016, 8:06:37 AM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP and Senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai on Sunday equated Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh with the Jinnah-led Muslim League and accused the outfit of spreading communal hatred.

"The Muslim League at the time of independence, and the RSS in the present time, are two sides of the same coin. While Muslim League was instrumental in partition,  the RSS was indulging in dividing the society and the country on communal lines," she said while addressing a meeting of party workers at the culmination of the Bhim Jyoti Yatra in Lucknow.

Kidwai questioned as to where was the RSS at the time of independence. “Now the BJP is adopting Gandhi, Patel and Ambedkar to show its fake love for the country. Nehru never deserted Dr Ambedkar nor there was any dispute between them," asserted the senior Congress leader.

Speaking at the occassion, chief guest and Former Union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said, "Congress should follow the path shown by Dr Ambedkar. Baba Saheb’s main agenda was to fight for ensuring the rights of the oppressed sections and not only for the Dalits."

Shinde also attributed the recent success of Bhim Jyoti Yatra to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi saying "It was Soniaji and Rahulji, who decided that the birth anniversary celebrations of Babasaheb should be held in a grand way across the country. The BJP woke up only after the news spread like wildfire from the AICC office."