NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed BJP-RSS and said that the ruling BJP dispensation have diminished the powers of women.
Addressing the foundation day, Rahul said that the ideology of the Congress was completely opposite of the BJP-RSS and only one of the two ideologies can rule the country.
Gandhi also inaugurated a new logo design and flag of Mahila Congress during the foundation day of the All India Mahila Congress.
Gandhi alleged that the Modi government has taken the power of Goddess Durga and Goddess Lakshmi from the hands of farmers, labourers and the poor and has given it to three-four people.
"They call themselves a Hindu party and in the whole country they attack Lakshmi and Durga. Wherever they go, they kill Lakshmi or Durga and then say we are Hindus," Gandhi alleged. The former Congress chief also alleged that the organisation of the RSS crushes "women power", while the Congress' organisation gives it platform.
"Narendra Modi and the RSS did not make a woman Prime Minister, the Congress did. So, for us be it a woman, man, Dalit, adivasi, he or she may be from Bengal, Haryana or Punjab, they are all one. We only see one thing whether the person gets scared or not, if he or she does not get scared, they are a Congressi, if they get scared then we have to make them into a Congressi," he said.
"Today in India, there are 10-15 people who have the power of Durga and Lakshmi, they are Modi ji 's friends. Ask the poor, go to the houses of farmers, ask if they have money to celebrate Diwali, they will say they don't have it," he said.
The power of Goddess Durga that was there in the hands of the people and one could say anything and criticise Congress chief ministers and prime ministers has now been taken away, Gandhi said.
The Congress leader alleged that terms are dictated by the RSS-BJP to universities and he cannot even visit them.
"You have to tell the country that Narendra Modi has attacked the power that we call Lakshmi and the power that we call Durga," he told Mahila Congress workers and leaders.
"Don't fight by deploying hatred, hate is not our tool, love is our tool," the former Congress chief asserted.
"The day we show hatred, we would have gotten scared and would not be Congress persons," he added.