The Congress President Rahul Gandhi was slammed on micro-blogging site twitter after he compared RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat with Mahatma Gandhi in a statement. During his speech at Meghalaya the 47 year old questioned equality of women in RSS and in attempts of showcasing differences in political cultures he compared current RSS chief with Mahatma Gandhi who according to him used to be surrounded with women.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that there are zero women in RSS and while comparing Bhagwat with Gandhi he said, “See pics of Mahatma Gandhi, there is woman on right, on left, behind. See Mohan Bhagwat pic, you will never see women standing in the pic.”
RSS idea aimed at dis-empowering women. Does anyone know many leadership positions are with women in RSS? Zero. If you see pix of Mahatma Gandhi you'll find women on this side (right), this side (left) but if you see pix of Mohan Bhagwat, he'll be alone or surrounded by men: RG pic.twitter.com/52xSDReDLc
— ANI (@ANI) January 31, 2018
The Indian Twitterati is known for not sparing anyone be it film stars, cricketers or even politicians. People slammed the Congress President for his statement on Twitter.
@OfficeOfRG को ये नही पता है की RSS पुरूषो का संगठन है। महिलाओ के लिए RSS की महिला संगठन राष्ट्र सेविका समिति है।
पता नही जानकारी लिए बिना कुछ भी बोलने वाला ये लोग राजनीती में आते ही क्यों है @RSSorg @BJP4India @INCIndia
— Gautam Chakrabarty 🐦 (@GautamChakraba6) January 31, 2018
अगल बगल तो ये भी महिला रखते है pic.twitter.com/vp05WOdJ6d
— Shepherd (ModiFor2019) (@Bittu_Pal1981) January 31, 2018
@OfficeOfRG when can we expect you to replace menon pic.twitter.com/M5phyWEBWV
— The Liebrand™🇮🇳 (@Thelullz) January 31, 2018
So women this side and this side, means empowerment? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Yb4thzMXf4
— Aanchal 🇮🇳 (@followaanchal) January 31, 2018
If having women on either side is the criteria of empowering women, then let me present you The Greatest women empowerer after MKG – The Vijay Mallaya pic.twitter.com/tDP4zmZkKn
— Shaitaan Khopdi™🇮🇳 (@shaitaankhopdi) January 31, 2018
Obviously Rahul Gandhi has some mental problem, otherwise he would have understood by now, many never appreciated Gandhi ji’s such company with young girls !
— Dr Narain Rupani (@DrRupani) January 31, 2018
The allegations of Rahul Gandhi against the RSS may not be completely correct as there is an entire women wing of the RSS know as Rashtriya Sevika Samiti. The organization is not a subsidiary of Male’s wing but is a parallel body which functions independently.
He claimed that they (Congress) are trying to bring reservation for women in parliament but BJP is not allowing this. He also said that one of the big changes needed in Congress party is significant increase in number of women leaders.
” We are pressurising the BJP to bring about reservation for women in parliament bill but they won’t do it. It doesn’t come naturally to them. One of the big changes needed in Congress party is significant increase in number of women leaders,” the Congress President was quoted saying.
The Congress President is currently on a visit to Meghalaya, where assembly elections will take place in February of this year.