By Muslim Mirror Desk,
New Delhi: Blaming RSS and BJP for damaging the ideals of Hinduism, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth slammed the BJP and its ideological parent RSS, saying the saffron outfits have done biggest disservice to Hinduism.
Speaking to India Today, the Hindu saint said “RSS and BJP are busy redefining Hinduism according to its own sectarian outlook, the Hindu saints are not pleased by the way the religion of peace is being visited by this organization.”
Also castigating RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Shankaracharya said “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,”
Shankaracharya has before too been vocal of his disdain with the RSS and its ideals on Hinduism. He had earlier said there was no logic in the assertion that those born in India were Hindus as it would “eliminate the basic structure of society”.
Going all out against the ‘cunning’ strategies of ruling BJP he further added “BJP leaders are the biggest exporters of beef and it is the same two-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 the Article 370 has been removed 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, has the Ram temple been constructed in Ayodhya. He said that these are the questions that the BJP leaders, including PM Modi, fail to answer now, but these were all the promises they had made when they were campaigning for elections in 2014.