Rajesh Mahadev Kunte, RSS leader who filed a criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, has denied any settlement. Kunte, secretary of RSS Bhiwandi unit, was quoted as saying by Mail Today - "Now, there is no question of withdrawing the case. His tweet has made it loud and clear that he continues to hold that RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi. Or else, let him face trial."

On August 25, Rahul Gandhi had said that he has not done a U-turn in the Supreme Court on the RSS and said he stands by every single word he said that the person (Nathuram Godse) who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi was from the Sangh.

“I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” Gandhi tweeted.

He had buttressed his stand by citing paragraphs from his affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court, while challenging the summons issued to him as an accused for his alleged defamatory statement in a 2015 election rally in Maharashtra.

Earlier on August 24, the Congress vice president told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution that killed Mahatma Gandhi but had stated that a person associated with it was responsible for his assassination.

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