Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday made a scathing attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in a series of tweets, saying the right-wing organisation should do politics on front foot. Also Read - Rajasthan Door To Door Survey: 7 Lakh Show Fever, Cold And Cough Symptoms | Details Here

Gehlot tweeted, “The RSS must do politics on the front foot. The Congress is strong enough to fight back. Let’s fight it out in the open. Let’s see who has what policies, what programmes and what ideals. Let’s say what we want and then let the people decide. Politics from behind the curtains is not in the interest of the country.” Also Read - Congress Decides to Postpone Party President Election Due to Pandemic

“The way RSS leaders are giving backhand support to the BJP, indulging in politics and enjoying its benefits while staying behind the scenes. It would be better if the Sangh announces itself as a political party. They should take my advice very seriously, discuss it and come forward,” Gehlot said. Also Read - Rajasthan Government Announces Complete Lockdown From May 10 to May 24 Amid COVID Cases Surge

In another tweet, the Chief Minister said: “The RSS was banned after the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. At that time it had written to Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel saying that it would never take part in politics in the future and would function as a cultural organisation. However, now they have jumped into the political arena, spreading rumours and misleading the people.”