'This happens in Pakistan' says Rahul Gandhi, accuses RSS of interfering with 'all institutions'
Irked by the Karnataka Governor's decision to allow the BJP to majority first, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the RSS is trying to control all the 'institutions in the country', adding, "This happens in Pakistan".
Gandhi, who is Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur, vented his ire at the political situation in Karnataka and said "constitution is being attacked".
"RSS is making way into all institutions in the country. Aisa Pakistan ya tanashahi mein hota hai," Gandhi said in Raipur
"In Karnataka on one side there are MLAs standing and on the other side the Governor. JDS has said its MLAs have been offered Rs 100 crore each," he added.
Gandhi is set to hold bike rally and roadshow in Chhattisgarh today. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had earlier this month welcomed Gandhi to hold a roadshow and said, "He can take out bike rally anywhere he likes in the state, the roads of the state is very good. It is not like the roads of Amethi, where he cannot take out bike rallies."
Out of power in Chhattisgarh since 2003, the Congress is struggling to dethrone the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and three-term chief minister Raman Singh. In 2016, the Congress suffered a major setback after its senior leader and former chief minister Ajit Singh quit the party to form a new political outfit, Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.