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There has been no end to darts flung at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his 'women in shorts' comment. Several BJP leaders have condemned the remark and union minister Smriti Irani too weighed in, calling it indecent and derogatory to women. On Wednesday, it was the turn of the ruling BJP's ideological mentor, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, or RSS, to take a swipe at the Congress leader.

Senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya said Rahul Gandhi was asking the wrong questions and comparing apples with oranges.

The problem is Mr Gandhi's speechwriters don't understand the Sangh. He should get new, more intelligent writers for his speeches, Mr Vaidya said on Wednesday evening in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal where top leaders of the RSS are to hold a three-day meeting beginning Thursday.

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday had targetted the BJP and the RSS at one of his programmes during his Gujarat tour in the run-up to the assembly elections, telling a gathering of women that the BJP wasn't interested in women's rights.

It is like going to a men's hockey match and trying to look for women players. If you want to see women players, you have to go to a women's hockey match, Mr. Vaidya, the RSS publicity department in-charge, responded.
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