Lincoln, as President of the United States of America spoke his 272 words at Gettysburg in 1863 as he did, and Gandhi, as an sedition-accused, at his Great Trial in Ahmedabad in 1922 as he did, not because they expected to make or ‘break’ news but because they needed to, wanted to speak about political […]
Given the inescapability of deep religious diversity, he argued, “the need of the moment is not one religion for the whole of human kind, but mutual respect, equal regard and tolerance of the devotees of different religions.” This moral-practical attitude of equal regard for all religions is entailed by an epistemic grasp of the deeper, […]
“How can those who pursue the politics of falsehood understand that Gandhi ji was the worshipper of truth? How can those who can do anything for power understand that Gandhi ji was a worshipper of non-violence? How can those thirsty for power understand the meaning of Gandhi ji’s Swaraj? Those who claim to be supreme […]
“The country is looking to us to confront and combat these forces — forces that appropriate Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar — and misrepresent their true message for their nefarious ends. We must stand up fearlessly to fight on the streets, fight in villages, towns and cities,” Ms. Gandhi told her party colleagues at […]
CWC meetOn Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will chair a ‘symbolic’ meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision making body, where the party would give a call for the ouster of the BJP and “the atmosphere of fear, hatred and violence to quit India.”
“I will never stop fighting hateful and the divisive agenda of RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet on Thursday. Mr. Gandhi is accused of having blamed the RSS for the killing of the Mahatma, during his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections
“We in India are doing our bit. India is among the fastest when it comes to eliminating poverty. Our sanitation efforts have drawn global attention. India is also taking the lead in harnessing renewable resources through efforts like the International Solar Alliance, which has brought together several nations to leverage solar energy for a sustainable […]
The affidavit in 2014 had also said that “it is again proved beyond a shadow of doubt that RSS has been consistently pursuing a majoritarian agenda and attaches utmost importance to the propagation of its own self-proclaimed version of Hindu culture and its own self-proclaimed version of Hindu nationalism”.
The Congress’s communication chief, Randeep Surjewala, said, “This is Rahul Gandhi’s and the Congress’s battle against the divisive ideology of the RSS-BJP combine, that is trying to divide India on the basis of religion and caste. It will strengthen and energise all secular forces in this country.”
Counsel for Mr. Kunte U. R. Lalit said, “You [Rahul Gandhi] have done it repeatedly. Wherever there was an election, wherever there are minority votes to be had, he [Rahul Gandhi] has maligned the RSS. In Assam, he said the same,” Mr. Lalit submitted.