Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, known as RSS, since its beginning in 1928 has been at the service of Bharat for 98 years with the motto of taking the country to its zenith. In the process, it has been churning out men of self-discipline, character and devotion to Motherland.
While preparing the building blocks for the nation, its volunteers are involved in the development of social and cultural aspects. The people of this country are aware that while the nation is in distress, RSS volunteers are known to selflessly and silently work for its amelioration.
While China & Pakistan were waging war against India, RSS volunteers stood in support of the Army. This act was appreciated by the then PM, Jawahar Lal Nehru, who during the Republic Day parade in 1963 made the volunteers walk along with the Army. During natural calamities like tremors, flood including tsunamis, when people lost their livelihoods, volunteers from RSS were at the forefront of relief efforts.
The nation is aware, during the Corona pandemic, it was RSS volunteers who were involved in medicine, food & various other relief distribution, at the risk of their own lives. Apart from this, across India, RSS is involved in more than 1.5 lakh seva activities without any propaganda, for the sheer service to the nation.
In these circumstances, the ruling party of Tamil Nadu, DMK, in its official Twitter (X) handle published a tweet on September 22, 2023, with the ulterior motive of creating unrest and fear among the people of the State about RSS. In that tweet, it was mentioned that “the first murder in Independent India was done by a RSS volunteer named Nathuram Vinayak Godse at the behest of Veer Savarkar. It is the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, who is the embodiment of peace. It was aimed at disturbing the peace of the country”. This is a malicious tweet without any proof.
During the murder of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, RSS was banned for political reasons by the Congress. But the ban was revoked as it was conclusively proved that there is not even an iota of evidence about the involvement of RSS in Gandhi’s murder. The J L Kapoor Commission was constituted in 1966, after perusing 407 documents and 101 witnesses submitted its findings to the then Central Government. In that report, it was conclusively mentioned that the perpetrators of Gandhi’s murder had no connection whatsoever with RSS or any of its volunteers.
But during a meeting in Thane, Mumbai in 2014, Congress Leader, Rahul Gandhi made similar charges completely concealing the facts mentioned in the report. But the same Rahul Gandhi, when the matter came up in High Court backtracked and claimed that he made no such comments about RSS’ involvement in Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. Similarly, earlier Congress leaders Sitaram Kesari & Arjun Singh backtracked after making similar comments and had to offer unconditional apology.
By connecting RSS to Mahatma Gandhi’s murder, the DMK IT Wing thinks parroting the same lies repeatedly will turn it into truth. This is done with the intention of besmirching the RSS, which is involved in social service in a democratic way. This is highly condemnable.
A State Minister, who is under the oath to the Constitution, heading the DMK IT Wing involved in such acts is highly unacceptable.
This tweet, while aimed at bringing disrepute to RSS among people, must be removed from the public domain and the ruling DMK must tender an unconditional apology immediately, failing which we will be compelled to resort to legal recourse.