New Delhi, Feb 24: A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat raked up a controversy saying 'Mother Theresa's only objective was converting the poor to Christianity,' many people hit out at Bhagwat saying that he must apologise for his comment.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too criticised Bhagwat's statement and said: "I worked with Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Please spare her."
I worked wid Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Pl spare her.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 24, 2015
Bhagwat's statement angered many and there were many politicians who took to Twitter to expresses their disagreement. Congress leader Digvijay Singh and TMC MP Derek O'Brien too condemned Bhagwat for his remark.
Now what will the pinstripe suit say to the khaki shorts about his views on Mother Teresa #condemn— Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) February 23, 2015
Condemn Mohan Bhagwat's uncharitable remarks against Mother Teresa. Pl respect her dedicated service to the poor and under privilege.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 24, 2015
Addressing a function in Bharatpur in Rajasthan Monday, Bhagwat said Mother Teresa's service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity. RSS later on however clarified that BHagwat's statements were misinterpreted by the media.
Mother Teresa had founded the Missionaries of Charity which runs many orphanages and shelters and works extensively for the poor.