This Article is From Dec 14, 2015

RSS Rubbishes Rahul Gandhi's Claim On Temple Entry In Assam

RSS Rubbishes Rahul Gandhi's Claim On Temple Entry In Assam

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with party MPs addressing the media after a protest at Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, December 14, 2015. (Press Trust of India photo)

New Delhi: The RSS today 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 today.

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.

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