A few days after the Congress party launched its “burn the RSS” campaign, “journalist” Rajdeep Sardesai came to the defense of the Congress party. During an episode of NetanagriBroadcast on Lallantop’s Youtube channel on Saturday, September 17, Rajdeep Sardesai blamed the vicious campaign on the generational divide between Congress’ old guard and the party’s young social media team.
About 29 minutes into the show, he said, “There’s been a lot of talk around the Burn RSS campaign. I am told today that veteran Congress leaders such as Digvijay Singh strongly oppose it. The campaign was proposed by the social media team, made up of young people.
“The old guard in Congress fought it tooth and nail. A veteran leader even proposed that party members meet the family of at least one RSS worker, killed by the CPI(M) in Kerala, as part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Rajdeep Sardesai said.
This is despite the fact that Congress scion Rahul Gandhi spared no effort to defame the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “Several leaders, including Sudheendra Kulkarni, have suggested that Congress cannot fight the RSS on a daily basis,” he said.
Rajdeep Sardesai claimed that the old guard in Congress had now asked the social media team to include them in the review process, before releasing controversial material on other political parties.
The ‘reporter’ insinuated that the ‘burn RSS’ campaign was actually the result of a generational and communication gap between the old and new factions of the Congress party.
The context of the controversy
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, the Congress party is fighting for its survival. Having steadily lost relevance among electorates under the leadership of the Gandhi family, the grand old party is making a last-ditch effort to turn its political fortunes around.
Nicknamed ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Congress spear his 3,570 km march from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7. The march will last over 5 months and cover 12 states before ending in Srinagar.
On September 12, the big old party launched its “burn RSS” campaign in which khaki shorts (worn by RSS cadets) were set on fire. The contested poster was accompanied by the caption: “To free the country from the shackles of hatred and repair the damage caused by the BJP-RSS. Step by step we will reach our goal.
To free the country from the shackles of hatred and repair the damage caused by the BJP-RSS.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 12, 2022
The Congress party had even set a target of 145 days to achieve its goal. To put things into perspective, Congress leaders and their supporters have often dehumanized RSS Swayamsevaks and celebrated the deaths of those associated with opposing ideologies.
In fact, their supporters often justified Nazi-style camps for “Sanghis” once Congress returned to power. The ‘liberals’ have normalized hatred against the ‘sanghis’ to such an extent that people within their ranks feel quite comfortable demonizing them and wishing them violence.
So when the “Congress” doesn’t even consider the “Sanghis” human enough to be one of their own, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that they want them dead. Their nation concept does not include ‘Sanghis’ or those who identify as Hindus (because if you do, you would be shamed as a Sanghi).
While the Congress now wants to “get rid of the Sanghis”, one wonders if this message above broadcast by the party which speaks of “inclusivity” harbors genocidal thoughts and intentions for the “Sanghis”.