London: Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London has been creating quite a stir with his statements. The latest remark made by Gandhi accuses the Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Gandhi said that RSS is trying to change the nature of India. Also Read - 'India Feels The Absence...', Rahul Gandhi Launches Veiled Attack on PM Modi on Manmohan Singh's Birthday
He further compared RSS to the idea of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world and said there is no other organisation in India that wanted to capture the country’s institutions other than RSS. Also Read - Sonia Gandhi Returns With Son Rahul From US Post Health Check-up Amid Ongoing Monsoon Session
Earlier today, he took a jibe at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and said that Swaraj did not have any say in the foreign policy of the country and was busy issuing visas. He further said that Swaraj can do more than just visas but the Ministry has failed on almost all fronts. Gandhi added that the foreign policy of the BJP government had failed to yield any sort of result and is not in tune with the needs of the time.
He also spoke on the hugging controversy and said that even he was trapped in the hug politics. He later added that foreign policy could not be run on hugs. He went on to say that there was no strategic response, vision and consistency in the policies being made by the government.
As per the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC)-UK, Rahul Gandhi’s first official visit to the UK as Congress president has attracted a huge response from every section of the Indian diaspora community as well as students.
The Congress leader will arrive in the country tomorrow from Berlin. Gandhi was on a two-day visit for a series of meetings, including an interaction with parliamentarians in the House of Commons complex and a diaspora event. Gandhi will be accompanied by a 10-member delegation, including senior Congress leaders like Shashi Tharoor and Milind Deora.