This is indeed in a very bad taste...
It seems the times are becoming interesting in India. Is it not the turn of Rahul Gandhi now? Nothing short of calling the RSS a worse set up than Al Qaida by him will have enough sting unless something much better is there in his brain.
Come on, boy, don’t keep us waiting.
"...Godse did not kill Gandhi. And you know what,” he continued, “Nehru made sure no post-mortem was conducted on Gandhi’s body. Because he did not want the truth to come out.”“So then, Sudarshanji, who killed Gandhi?” I asked.“Why ask me?” he said, with a smile that was as conspiratorial as QED. “You can see who stood to benefit from Gandhi’s assassination. Everybody knows Gandhi was going to make Patel prime minister.”“But, Sudarshanji, somebody did shoot Gandhi in front of hundreds of people,” I asked.“Yes, somebody did. But not saamne se, kintu peechhe se,” he explained. “It was a do-dhaari ki talwar (two-edged sword),” a conspi-racy to give the Nehru parivar unfettered power and to blame the Hindus for killing Gandhi.“And how do you know this, Sudarshanji?” I asked.“There was this book written by a former police officer in Andhra Pradesh. I believe he exposed all these facts,” he said. Of course, he said he had not read the book himself, did not remember its title or the name of its author and closed the argument with the finality of death, literally, by saying that the supposed cop-writer, whose name nobody could recall, had also obviously been dead for some time. But why bother re-checking or verifying when you confuse faith for facts? ...many in the BJP and RSS told me, but Sudarshanji is like that only"
The Express also has an editorial today that places the latest kerfuffle in perspective:
"...the Congress seems to have decided that they must oppose this fringe lunacy with their own heated self-righteousness... the furore illustrates two things: the Congress’s pathological and silly defensiveness about the Gandhis (even when they need no defending), and the BJP’s uncomfortable relationship with its Sangh base. These remarks about Sonia Gandhi might be too unhinged even for the RSS, but the Sangh is all too familiar with the mindset that sees conspiracies everywhere. And their dark imaginings at least partly dictate the BJP’s behaviour"