The Congress on Monday tweeted a photo of khaki shorts – often associated with members of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – triggering a backlash from the Hindutva organisation the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Along with the photo depicting the shorts on fire, the Congress wrote on Twitter: “To free the country from shackles of hate and undo the damage done by BJP-RSS. Step by step, we will reach our goal.”
The social media post was part of the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign that began five days ago. The rally will pass through 12 states where the Congress is aiming to improve its electoral performance.
To free the country from shackles of hate and undo the damage done by BJP-RSS.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 12, 2022
RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya said on Monday evening that the Congress wanted to spread hatred among citizens, reported PTI. At a press conference, he claimed that the party’s earlier generations of leadership also harboured “hatred and contempt” for the Sangh but could not stop its rise.
Reacting to the tweet, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the Congress was instigating citizens to commit violence.
“Congress has sent a message, through this photo, that people of particular ideology that is Sangh…