Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Terms Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi’s Claim Of RSS Running Ministries ‘Laughable’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier said the RSS is placing its own people in every institution and is running everything in the country.

Nitin Gadkari distribute appointment letters during Rozgar Mela in Nagpur

Saying allegations of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are “laughable”, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has there is no RSS person in the ministries with which the ministers work.

Earlier, Gandhi had said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was placing its own people in every institution of the country.

"For example, if you go to the ministers of the government of India and ask them 'if you are actually making the decisions in your ministries'? They will tell you that there is a gentleman from the RSS who we have to work with to decide what happens in our ministry," he claimed.

Gandhi made these remarks, during his first visit to Ladakh since Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two Union Territories, the reports said.

He alleged RSS, which is the ruling BJP's ideological parent, is running everything in the country, the reports said.

"The RSS is placing its own people in every institution and is running everything," Gandhi has reportedly said.

"Even if you ask any of the ministers in the Union government, they will tell you they are actually not running their ministries. Those deputed by the RSS are actually running these ministries and are suggesting everything,” he has reportedly said in Ladakh.

Congress scion Rahul Gandhi was also engaged with youth during an event in Leh, ANI reported.

During the event, the Congress MP said, "India got freedom in 1947 and consolidation of freedom in India is the constitution. The Constitution is a set of rules."

"The way you put the Constitution into action is by setting up institutions that support the vision of the Constitution. What the BJP and RSS are doing is placing their own people in key positions of institutional structure," he said.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi was seen watching a football match in Leh.