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RSS Chief's Comment on Mother Teresa Draws Outrage

The RSS chief had on Monday said Mother Teresa\'s service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity.

Published: 24th February 2015 08:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2015 10:46 AM   |  A+A-

Mohan Bhagwat1PTI

In this file photo, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (PTI)

JAIPUR: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa Monday evoked controversy but the organisation denied he had criticised the Nobel laureate who spent her life in the service of the destitute.

Bhagwat, while addressing a function of a local NGO near Bharatpur, said Mother Teresa's service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity.

"People like Mother Teresa did good work and service. But the aim was to convert the poor to Christianity. This kind of service is devalued if conversions are done in the name of service or work," he said.

         Read: Conversion was Behind Mother Teresa's Service: Bhagwat 

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asked RSS to spare her from controversies saying she was a noble soul.

"I worked wid Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Pl spare her," he tweeted.


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