Breathing fire on BJP and its Hindu ideological outfit RSS, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth made severe comments. Coming down heavily on BJP and RSS, Swaroopananda alleged that both BJP and RSS caused biggest damage to Hinduism in recent years. Amidst growing communal tensions in the country, Swaroopananda blamed BJP, RSS for its acts that led to huge damage to Hinduism.
Swaroopananda attacked RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and his recent comments on Hindu marriage. Responding to Bhagawat's comments that Hindu marriage is a "contract", Swaroopananda said Hindu marriages are "solemnized for life". He also questioned Bhagawat's remarks of anyone who is born in India is Hindu and shot back saying so what would someone who was born in England or America from Hindu parents be.
This is not the first time, Swaroopananda expressed his dissent against BJP, RSS. He had earlier said there was no logic in saying that those born in India are all Hindus as it would "eliminate" the basic structure of society.
Taking on saffron outfits BJP and its ideological parent RSS, Shankaracharya said 'real' Hindu has faith in the Vedas and Shastras, while Muslims follow the Quran, Hadith and Christians read the Bible.