Even after facing several embarrassments due to his half-knowledge and his speaking skills, it seems like Pandit Jawahar Lal's great-grandson Rahul Gandhi has not yet learned from his mistake. This time RaGa, who was in a hurry to damage the image of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), again ended up flaunting his half-knowledge on the national platform.
Reportedly, while addressing a large gathering of tribal people in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district on the second day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), Rahul blurted out that RSS supported the Britishers, who hanged two tribal freedom fighters -- Tantya Mama and Birsa Munda.
He attempted to mislead the tribal people by claiming that when the entire country was fighting against the British, the right-wing was supporting the British. He said that these brave tribal leaders were fighting against British rule to save their community and the nation, for which they were hanged.
"Today I am here because of Tantya Mama, for his personality, his bravery, his determination, and his fearlessness. You know that Tantya Mama and Birsa Munda were hanged by the Britishers, and you also know that the RSS supported the Britishers," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing the gathering in Khandwa, the birthplace of Tantya Mama.
However, the reality is much different than, what Rahul has tried to show. As per Rahul, the RSS was behind the arrest of the Tantya mama, but in reality, the RSS was established 36 years after his death.
Known as the Robin Hood of India, Tantya Mama, one of the greatest revolutionaries who waged an armed struggle against British rule for twelve years, was hanged in 1889, and the RSS was founded in 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, a doctor in the city of Nagpur, British India.
Interestingly, at the time of Tantya Mama's death, Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, who founded the RSS, was eight months old.
After looking at all the facts, the grand old party should explain how the organisation that was founded in 1925 can be involved in one of the greatest revolutionaries' deaths, which took place in 1889.