June 2, 2023

Rahul Gandhi referred to as out Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on the DNA of Indians. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday prolonged his ‘Hindu vs Hindutvavadi’ pitch to a remark by the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mum or dad of the ruling BJP, wherein the latter had mentioned that the “DNA of Indians” was the identical for the final 40,000 years.

The comment by Mohan Bhagwat seen by critics as the newest try by the organisation of dictating what or who constitutes India and denying the nation’s historical past of range was picked up by Mr Gandhi for a critique on Twitter.

“Hindus believe that every person’s DNA is unique. Hindutvavadis believe that all Indians have the same DNA,” Mr Gandhi wrote in Hindi.

The riposte was the newest within the marketing campaign that Mr Gandhi started floating earlier this month, branding the BJP and RSS’s discourse as ‘Hindutvavadi’, separate from the neighborhood of tolerant and pluralist Hindus.

The Congress chief had made the identical reference a day in the past at an enormous rally in Uttar Pradesh, headed for elections, wherein he strived to color Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘Hindutvavadi’ and never a Hindu.

“A Hindutvavadi bathes alone in Ganga, while a Hindu bathes with crores of people,” he mentioned, taking a swipe at PM Modi for his solo dip within the Ganga whereas inaugurating the Kashi Vishwanath hall in Varanasi.

Trying to place his celebration as one in all “truthful” Hindus in opposition to PM Modi’s “lying” Hindutva, he additionally drew a distinction between the 2 sides as love in opposition to hate and non-violence in opposition to violence. He mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi represented Hindus and his killer Nathuram Godse represents Hindutva.

Speaking at an occasion in Himachal Pradesh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had mentioned, “The DNA of all the people of India from 40,000 years ago is the same as that of the people of today. The ancestors of all of us are one, because of those ancestors our country flourished, our culture continued.”

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