RSS slams Rahul for equating it with SIMI

NEW DELHI: Incensed over being equated with the banned SIMI by Rahul Gandhi, the RSS on Wednesday hit out at the Congress leader saying he needs to learn more about the country before making such "meaningless" statements.

"He should brush up his knowledge before making meaningless statements. He should know the difference between RSS and banned outfits and know the history of Congress party, which has been accused of fundamentalism in the last six decades," RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav said.

Rahul "has a long way to go in politics, He should have better knowledge of India. He should learn more before making such statements," he said.

The RSS was reacting to Gandhi's statement made in Bhopal where he described the RSS as "fanatical", saying it was no different from banned terror outfit SIMI and that both hold "fundamentalist" views.

When pointed out that the radical Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) was a proscribed outfit, which was not the case with RSS, the Nagpur-headquartered right-wing group, Gandhi stated that this did not matter much for him.

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