30/01/2017 5:04 PM IST | Updated 30/01/2017 5:15 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi Says His Fight Is Against The Ideology That Killed Mahatma Gandhi

"My fight is against the ideology that replaced Mahatma Gandhi in the poster of the Gandhi Gramodyog."

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BHIWANDI -- Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who ahead of the 2014 General Elections accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of being responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, on Monday appeared before a court in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi amidst campaigns for the upcoming assembly polls in five states.

After the hearing for the case that got adjourned till 3 March, Rahul Gandhi interacted with the media and said his fight was against the ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi and replaced him in the poster of Gandhi Gramodyog.

"My fight is against an ideology, the ideology which was responsible for killing Gandhiji, the ideology that replaced him in the poster of the Gandhi Gramodyog," he said.

"Gandhiji resides in the hearts of people. He was killed but he cannot ever be deleted from people's hearts. That's the only reason I have come here," Rahul added.

The court in November 2016 had granted bail to the Congress vice-president in the case on the basis of personal surety.

The case against Rahul Gandhi was filed by Rajesh Kunte, an RSS member, over his speech in Bhiwandi on 6 March, 2014. He had allegedly said that it were the RSS people 'who had killed Mahatama Gandhi'.

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