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Ramya questions role of RSS in India’s freedom movement, says they sided with British

Mohan Bhagwat RSS

Former Congress MP Ramya who has been in the news for making a comment on Pakistan, has triggered a fresh controversy by issuing a statement against the BJP and the RSS saying the latter did not have any role in the Indian freedom struggle and, in fact, may have been on the side of the British.

Ramya was the chief guest at a programme ‘Vidyarthi Nadige Deshada Belavanige Kadege’ organised by NSUI. After inaugurating the mammoth Tiranga Yatra, Ramya said only the Congress fought for the country’s Independence, while Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were supporting the British. However, she declined to answer questions related to the sedition charges against her.

Responding to her statements, JD(S) leader former chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, Ramya should not issue such statements for publicity. “Farmers of Mandya district and the state are facing drought. She should concentrate on such issues,” he added.

“I have read about the freedom struggle in history books. There are contradictory opinions about V D Savarkar, Subhashchandra Bose and a few others. They have been potrayed as good and bad leaders. Hence, one should be careful while issuing such statements,” he suggested.

Last month the actress invited criticism when she responded to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement which said that “going to Pakistan is like going to hell.” Following her statement, a sedition case was filed against her and it drew national media’s attention.