BJP, RSS caused biggest damage to Hinduism: Shankaracharya

New Delhi, May 3: Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati, slammed the BJP and its ideological parent RSS, saying the saffron outfits caused the biggest damage to Hinduism in the recent years.

Speaking to India Today, the saint stated: “the BJP and RSS have caused the biggest damage to the ideals of Hinduism in the recent years”.

Not only this, Shankaracharya also took a dig at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, claiming that he does not know anything 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 asked.

Condemning the hypocrisy of BJP in connection with cow slaughter Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said saffron party leaders themselves export beef.

He also cornered the ruling government for not fulfilling their promises as employment to youth, 15 lakh in the accounts of poor, removal of Article 370 in Kashmir as well as Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“BJP’s leaders including PM Modi have failed to answer these questions”, Shankaracharya added.

Speaking on the life imprisonment given to Asaram in the rape case, he 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 continued to be fooled by them.”


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