Asserting that a â€œsense of fearâ€ was spreading through the country, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Congress and its partners must come together to defeat the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Speaking at the “No Peace Without Freedom” conference organised as part of week-long tribute to late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehruâ€™s birth anniversary on November 14, Rahul Gandhi said: â€œThe RSS does not begin to understand what it is going to face in the coming days. The Congress and you must bring forward ideas to defeat the RSS.â€
â€œWhat brings us together is our deep concern about the assault on our liberty, on our rights and democratic space. There is a sense of fear in the country today and the idea of India is under threat,â€ he added.
Praising Nehru for being a â€œdeeply tolerant manâ€, the Congress vice-president said: â€œHe (Nehru) saw strength in the fact that everybody had a different background and story.â€
Rahul Gandhi further said that the Congress was a â€œdynamicâ€ party against communalism.