Hitting out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for trying to impose an 'ideology' over the country, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the country cannot be run on one single idea.
Addressing eminent academicians at an event at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi, Rahul Gandhi said that the strength of the country is that people are allowed to discuss ideas.
"I once heard Mohan Bhagwat say, "We are going to organise the whole nation." Who are you to organise the whole nation, Mr Mohan Bhagwat? Are you some kind of a God? The nation will organise itself," Rahul Gandhi said.
"When Modi ji came to power, an officer was chosen to head SPG. After sometime he told me he was leaving? He said,"I've been given a list of ppl RSS wants to put in SPG, I refused." Idea is that there shouldn't be an institution that doesn't have tentacles of RSS inside it," he went on to add.
"The fact that we allow people to talk to discuss. This is the strength of our country it is not the weakness of our country. If we see 3000 years of India's history, we are going to win. We are not going to lose," he said
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Attacking the government over its education policy, Rahul Gandhi said government institutions should be given precedence over private institutions and the government should put money to strengthen them.
"Government institutions should be the guiding light and not private institutions. The government should put money in the system to strengthen government institutions," the Congress chief said.