The Congress chief, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi launched a sharp attack on the BJP and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday. Gandhi's soul, Mrs Gandhi said, 'would have been pained by what's been happening in India in last few years'.
Starting the day with a brief address at Rajghat, Mrs. Gandhi said, 'Those indulging in the 'politics of falsehood' will not understand Mahatma Gandhi. 'How will those who consider themselves supreme understand the sacrifices of Mahatma Gandhi....Those doing politics of falsehood will not understand Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence,' she said.
'India and Gandhi are synonymous. Yet some people want the RSS to be synonymous with India,' she said, administering an oath to Congress workers to adhere to the ideals of the Mahatma.
Mrs. Gandhi's daughter, Ms. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was also present, said, 'It was the order of Gandhiji to pursue the path of truth. The BJP should first pursue the path of truth and then talk about Mahatma Gandhi'.