Azad should tender apology for Gandhi comment: RSS

RSS on Tuesday strongly criticised Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his comment that Mahatma Gandhi.

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2011, 21:21 PM IST

Jammu: RSS on Tuesday strongly criticised Union
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his comment that Mahatma
Gandhi was killed by a RSS activist, saying that he should
tender apology for the "irresponsible comment" and refrain
from misleading the people of the country.

"We strongly criticise Azad for his irresponsible
statement (Gandhi was killed by a RSS man). He should tender
apology in this regard," RSS sangachalak Brig Suchet Singh
told reporters here here today.

"On which basis, the Union Minister had made such
serious allegations? Azad has linked RSS with terror. We
strongly criticise him," Brig Singh said.

Giving further details, he said that the court had
delivered a judgement long back wherein it was stated that the
man who killed Bapu had nothing to do with RSS.

"Besides the court, Kapoor Commission (which was
appointed to probe the assassination of Gandhi) and the then
Union Home Minister Sardar Patel had also revealed that RSS or
any activist from RSS has nothing to do with the killing," he
said.

"The Union Minister should correct his facts before
speaking. We want want him to tender an apology," he said.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had accepted his mistake and
in 1963 invited `Guruji` to attend Republic Day, Singh said.

The Union Health Minister had said the controversial
statement on Gandhiji`s assassination at a session on the 64th
death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Singh also lashed out against Congress for diverting
the public attention from the issue of corruption and scams.

"Congress is engaged in the propaganda of the Hindu
terrorism because it failed to strength the apparatus to deal
with the terrorism in the country. They are doing so because
of the vote bank politics. They want to attract Muslim
votebank to propagate the so-called Hindu terrorism," he
claimed.

Maintaining that the RSS is working for the unity,
integration and religious activities of Hinduism, he said "We
will expose the Congress for so-called propaganda campaign
over Hindu terrorism".

PTI