New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today backed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's claims that he was denied entry into a temple in Barpeta by RSS workers and said he has intelligence report on the matter.
"It is true that Rahul Gandhi was stopped at a temple by RSS. I have intelligence on that," Mr Gogoi said outside Parliament in New Delhi.
The Congress vice president yesterday alleged that he was stopped from entering a Vaishanvite monastery in Barpeta by RSS workers during his recent visit to Assam. Mr Gogoi said he has intelligence reports about the RSS-sponsored attempt to block Rahul Gandhi's entry into the temple.
"We had intelligence report that there would be attempts by RSS to prevent Gandhi's entry into the temple," he said, adding that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
"There was a blockade by women at the staircase of the temple and they were from RSS as per intelligence report," Mr Gogoi added.