Dwarka in Gujarat: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shenanigans including its Chief Mohan Bhagwat might be busy in redefining Hinduism according to their own suitable and sectarian outlook, one after another Hindu saints are not so pleased and rather peeved at the way the religion of peace is being vitiated by this organization.
Commenting on the role the ruling BJP and RSS are playing in heightening communal tensions in the country, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth has told a prestigious TV channel and a magazine that the BJP and RSS have caused the biggest damage to the ideals and preambles of Hinduism in the recent years.
The Shankaracharya further lambasted that the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat does not know anything about Hinduism and he(the Shankaracharya) was surprised at the RSS Chief ‘s ignorance about Hinduism.
“Bhagwat says that Hindu marriage is a contract, whereas Hindu marriages are solemnized for life. Bhagwat says anyone who is born in India is Hindu, then what would someone who was born in England or America from Hindu parents be,” the Shankaracharya wondered.
Answering a question, he said that the BJP leaders are the biggest exporters of beef and it is the same double-faced BJP that is purportedly against cow slaughter, calling beef export a blot on the face of India.
He asked if the BJP has kept any of the promises it made to the country. He demanded to know if Article 370 has been scrapped from Kashmir, have the youngsters of the country been given gainful employment, have the poor of India been given the Rs 15 lakh they were promised and above all, has the Ram temple been constructed in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
He complained that that these are the questions that the BJP leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, avoid and fail to answer now, but these were all the promises they had made when they were campaigning for 2014 General Elections.
Commenting on the life sentence given to Asaram in rape case, the Shankaracharya said, “Asaram got the punishment under the law, but he still has to face the punishment according to the religion. Not only Asaram, but his son Narain Swami should also be given the strictest punishment. There was no place for such self-styled godmen in Hinduism and such people will continue to proliferate till the public agreed and continued to be fooled by them.”