Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Friday addressed students of the London School of Economics (LSE). During his interaction, Gandhi said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was an ideological battle, and that the Congress would only ally with parties which were on the same platform. He added that the elections would be “pretty straightforward”, with the BJP on one side and the entire Opposition on the other.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi addressed a gathering at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, where he compared the BJP’s ideological parent to the “Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world” and accused it of “changing the nature of India”.
The Congress president targeted the RSS for the second straight day during his overseas tour of Germany and the United Kingdom. On Thursday, he had said that while his party binds the people of India, the BJP-RSS divides them and spreads hatred, He also alleged that women have no place in the RSS where they are treated as “second-class citizens”. He made these remarks while addressing the Indian diaspora at a function organised by the Indian Overseas Congress in Berlin.