Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 16
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the party wanted only fearless people, and that “those who were afraid of facing reality, and the BJP, were free to leave and join the RSS.”
While addressing the social media department outreach on Friday, Gandhi mentioned the exit of former Congressman Scindia Gandhi and said: “People, who are scared are free to leave the Congress and the fearless ones outside the Congress are our own people, and should be brought back. You are RSS people. Go leave, enjoy. We don’t need you. We need fearless people. This is our ideology. This is my basic message. ”
Gandhi alluded that Scindia, now civil aviation minister in PM Narendra Modi led-government, left as he was scared of facing the reality.
Gandhi said: “My message is, don’t be scared. Be courageous. Stand up and fight and face the reality.”
Gandhi has for long maintained that those who wish to leave the Congress could leave.
In recent years, the party has lost many stalwarts starting from Birender Singh, Rao Inderjit Singh, Himanta Biswa Sarma (now Assam CM), former UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Scindia and very recently Jitin Prasada.