"Ideally we don't react to kindergarten comments... He (Rahul Gandhi) should read history first," RSS leader Ram Madhav told a news channel.
"Are they ready to accept Sardar Patel's ideology as Congress's ideology? They have given up the ideology of Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi," he claimed.
Rahul Gandhi had accused the BJP of not understanding Sardar vallabhbhai Patel.
Reacting to Rahul's comment that Sardar Patel banned the RSS in the wake of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, Madhav said the ban was lifted after eight months.
"Patel did ban the RSS but within eight months he revoked the ban saying RSS had nothing to do with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi," he added.
Rahul, addressing a rally at Gujarat's Bardoli - where Patel achieved prominence by leading a major civil disobedience campaign in 1928 against the then British rule - made scathing but indirect attack on the RSS, saying a "poisonous mentality killed Mahatma Gandhi".