Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said weaker sections of people in Gujarat were being oppressed for opposing RSS ideology in a state which Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls the “Gujarat Model”.
Declaring his party’s support to the agitating dalits, he said the Congress would defeat this idelogy throughout the country.
“The youth were thrashed by 40 people. Eleven people tried to commit suicide. It all means that all over Gujarat, the weak people, irrespective of their caste, and who have no money are being suppressed.
“It is a fight between two ideologies-on the one hand Gandhiji, Saradar Patel, Nehru and Baba Sahab Amedkar, and on the other hand RSS, Golwalkar and Narendra Modi,” he told media after meeting the family members of the dalit youths who were thrashed by cow vigilantes in Gir-Somnath district.
He also visited hospitals here and met family members of the dalits who tried to commit suicide in the state during the dalit agitation.
“Modiji talks about Gujarat Model but anyone who speaks against this ideology, demands education or fights against big corprorate, is suppressed and crushed. I told them not to worry as Congress and people of Gujarat are with them. We will defeat this ideology in the whole country,” Gandhi said.