Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday compared Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying both believed in the same ideology.
Gandhi, at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Kerala’s Wayanad, launched a scathing attack on Modi and said he was making Indians prove that they are Indians.
Addressing participants at the “Save the Constitution” march at Kalpetta in Wayanad, his Lok Sabha constituency on Martyr’s Day, Gandhi said there was no difference between Godse and Modi.
“Today, an ignorant man is trying to challenge Gandhi’s ideology. He is creating an atmosphere of hatred. The ideology is same. Nathuram Godse and Narendra Modi, they believe in the same ideology. There is no difference except that Modi does not have the guts to say he believes in the ideology of Godse,” the Wayanad MP said.
Attacking the Prime Minister on the new Citizenship Law, Gandhi questioned Modi and asked who was he to ask Indians to prove that they were Indians.
“Indians are being made to prove that they are Indians. Who is Narendra Modi to decide who is an Indian? Who gave Modi the licence to ask for my Indianness? I know I am an Indian and I don’t have to prove it to anyone. Likewise, 1.4 billion Indians do not have to prove that they are Indians,” he said.
The Congress leader led the march in Wayanad as part of efforts to intensify the party’s protests against the CAA in Kerala.