Addressing the launch of the Congress party's digital campaign 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' via video conferencing, Rahul Gandhi in his address asked, "What is the difference between Hinduism and Hindutva, can they be the same thing? If they are the same thing, why don't they have the same name? They're obviously different things. Is Hinduism about beating a Sikh or a Muslim? Hindutva of course is."
Rahul Gandhi said the Congress party's ideology was alive, vibrant, but had been overshadowed. "Today, whether we like it or not, the hateful ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has overshadowed the loving, affectionate and nationalistic ideology of the Congress, we have to accept this. Our ideology is alive, vibrant but it has been overshadowed," he claimed.
The Wayanad MP further said the Congress party's ideology had been overshadowed because the party had not propagated the ideology among people aggressively.
The Congress would be conducting a nationwide mass awareness programme, 'Jan Jagran Abhiyan' between November 14 and 29 to highlight "anti-poor" policies of the Central Government.