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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 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.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2011 20:34 IST

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 on Tuesday.

"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.

Azad 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".