Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday described RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call for a discussion on reservations as dangerous and said it had been made at a time when the BJP government was abolishing many laws.
"The motive of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and its plans are dangerous. At a time when the BJP government is abolishing many laws, the RSS has raised the issue of debate over the reservation," she tweeted.
She said that the call for a discussion was an excuse for the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to target reservations. "Will you people allow this to happen?" she asked.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said at an event that there should be a "conversation in a harmonious atmosphere" between those in favour of reservation and those against it.
Later, RSS in a detailed statement said, “Issues in the society should be resolved through cordial dialogue.”
Responding to the RSS statement, Priyanka Gandhi said "So the RSS has declared that all 'issues in the society' should be resolved through cordial dialogue? I suppose either Modiji and his government no longer respect the RSS's views or they don't believe that there is an 'issue' in Jammu and Kashmir.”