RSS follows Britishers’ policy of divide and rule: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday drew comparisons between the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Britishers over the saffron wing minister’s announcement on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, saying the former is following the footsteps of the latter by resorting to divide and rule policy.

“This is RSS’s policy of benefitting their political wing BJP by dividing the society. This is RSS’s old policy of first, saying a thing and then contradicting it. RSS follows the same policy of divide and rule, as was followed by the Britishers.” Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad told ANI.

RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat yesterday offered Rs. one crore to anyone who would bring Kerala Chief Minister’s head.

“If anyone beheads the Kerala CM, who is the murderer of RSS activists, and brings his head I will bequeath my property worth more than Rs. one crore to him,” he said.

However, the right-wing condemned the minister’s statement, saying it doesn’t subscribe to views advocating violence.

“The RSS doesn’t subscribe to any views advocating violence and strongly condemn it. Attached statement is loud and clear”, said RSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya in a statement.