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Thane: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday filed a complaint against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in a Maharashtra court over his remarks linking the saffron organisation to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The criminal complaint was filed by Rajesh Kunte, secretary of RSS unit at Bhiwandi, a powerloom town near Thane.

Addressing a rally at Sonale in Bhiwandi on 6 March, Rahul had said, “RSS people killed Gandhiji."

In his complaint to the court, Kunte said the remarks were defamatory and sought action against the Congress leader.

The Bharatiya Janata Part (BJP) has already moved the Election Commission against the Rahul Gandhi.

“I registered a criminal complaint against Rahul Gandhi with the First Class Magistrate Court at Bhiwandi. Through his speech, he has harmed the reputation of our organisation. The remarks were made with an ulterior motive," Kunte told PTI.

“His allegation, that RSS men killed Mahatma Gandhi, was against the judicial verdict in the case. This is a deliberate attempt for electoral gains," he alleged. The court is likely to hear the matter on 27 March.

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