On the second day of his ongoing visit to flood-ravaged Kerala, Congress president Rahul Gandhi continued his tirade against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said that the Modi government was following a 'centralised vision' that respects only one ideology which is based in Nagpur. RSS has its headquarters in Nagpur.
Talking to reporters in Kochi, Rahul Gandhi said India is witnessing a fight between 'centralised' and 'decentralised' visions.
"There are two different visions of India, one is a centralised vision and other is decentralised vision. One respects only one ideology, based out of Nagpur and other respects all different ideas, cultures, different people in this country. That fight is on," Rahul Gandhi said.
The top Congress leader also demanded the Centre to do more for Kerala but refused to comment over how the state government is handling the crisis.
"I have come here as a support and not to politicise the situation. I will not comment on the nature of this crisis," Rahul Gandhi said.
This is the second time in as many days that Rahul Gandhi has attacked the RSS. He hit out at the government over the arrest of prominent Left-wing activists for suspected Maoist links, saying that in the "new India", there was place for only one NGO - the RSS.
"There is only place for one NGO in India and it's called the RSS. Shut down all other NGOs. Jail all activists and shoot those that complain. Welcome to the new India," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet with the hashtag Bhima Koregaon.
Responding to Rahul's charge, Union minister Kiren Rijiju advised him to keep national security above politics while reminding of what former PM Manmohan Singh had once said.
"As Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had declared that Maoists are No.1 threat to India's internal security. Now the Congress president openly supports the front organisations & sympathisers of the Maoists. Keep national security above politics," Rijiju said.
WATCH: Rahul Gandhi slams BJP, RSS while on Kerala visit