RSS rubbishes Rahul’s claim on temple entry

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The RSS on Monday denied Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s statement that he was stopped by its workers from entering a temple in Barpeta in Assam.

“Spreading lies about the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh is an old game of the frustrated Congress leaders from Nirmal Khatri to Rahul Gandhi,” RSS publicity department head Manmohan Vaidya tweeted on RSS’ official Twitter handle.

“When I went to Assam, I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta district. At the temple, RSS people stopped me from entering… who are they to stop me?” the Congress leader said on Monday.

A day earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Congress of spreading hatred against the RSS, citing a first information report registered against Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Nirmal Khatri on the charge of morphing a photo to show an RSS activist disrupting relief operations in flood-affected Chennai.

Khatri had expressed regret and announced he was withdrawing the photo.

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