RSS hospital only for Hindus? Ratan Tata once asked Gadkari

The Union Minister said more needs to be done to improve health and education infrastructure in the country….reports Asian Lite News

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday shared an anecdote and said he had once told industrialist Ratan Tata that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) did not discriminate on the basis of religion.

Gadkari, who inaugurated a hospital in Pune, said when he was a minister in the Maharashtra government, one of the RSS functionaries had requested him to help in getting Ratan Tata for the inauguration of a hospital.

“During the inauguration, Ratan Tata asked me if this hospital is only for the Hindu community, to which I asked him why he feels that? He (Ratan Tata) replied as it is an RSS hospital. I told him that it is for every community and there is nothing like this in RSS,” he added.

The Union Minister said more needs to be done to improve health and education infrastructure in the country.

“In the education and health sector, the facilities are not available as required in the country. If the urban area has the facilities, the situation in the rural areas is not good, especially the situation of education. But the facilities are improving,” he said.

Gadkari also said that he “does only 10 per cent politics and 90 per cent social work”.

Yechury slams RSS chief

Communist Party of India( Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday slammed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on ‘Akhand Bharat’ and said that RSS is playing with people’s emotion.

While talking to ANI, Yechury said, “What is this Akhand Bharat? They live on spreading this sort of poison, hate and consequently, violence follows. Please explain to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan what ‘Akhand Bharat’ they are talking about.”

“They are just playing with the people’s emotion and think that they would get the support of the people then this is a big mistake,” Yechury said.

CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury further told ANI, “The unity, integrity of the country and such diversity only maintain through social harmony and communal harmony that is being violated and this it is a disservice to the great country like India.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Bhagwat said, “India will again become ‘Akhand Bharat’ in 15 years. We will see all this with our own eyes. He said that according to astrology from the saints, in 20 to 25 years, India will again be a united India.”

“If all of us together increase the speed of this work, then in 10 to 15 years, Akhand Bharat will be formed. In 15 years, the country will be rebuilt, all those who come in the way will be erased,” he added while inaugurating the idol of Brahmalin Mahamandaleshwar Shri 1008 Swami Divyanand Giri, Pran Pratishtha and Shri Gurutray Temple in Kankhal in Haridwar in Uttarakhand. (ANI)

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