Lucknow: Congress on Sunday attacked Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat for his statement regarding Hindu population saying "what else can be expected from him.
"Wah Dharm ki hi khaate hain. Wah aur kya baat karenge," (He bank on religion only, what else he can say), Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
He was asked by reporters about his views on Bhagwat's statement in Agra yesterday in which he said, "which law says that the population of Hindus' should not rise? What is stopping them when population of others' is rising. The issue is not related to the system. It is because the social environment is like this."
"In every statement Bhagwat talks of dividing (society). He should have talked about employment, price rise but he didn't do so," Azad added.
Bhagwat yesterday participated at a programme in Agra where teachers from 11 west Uttar Pradesh districts participated.
He made the statement on the issue of declining Hindu population, when asked by a participant.
The audience included university teachers, academics and a large number teachers from schools in Agra and neighbouring districts.