New Delhi: A senior leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, who had recently said that RSS members also can eat, has strongly justified his statement.
Manmohan Vaidya, the all-India prachar pramukh of RSS last week addressing reporters in Arunachal Pradesh said that RSS doesn’t dictate food habits.
He said that even though eating beef is not traditional across the country, it is fairly common practice in Arunachal Pradesh.
He said that beef eaters can also become part of RSS. According to the report, there are nearly 3000 RSS members in Arunachal Pradesh alone who consume beef.
Vaidya also firmly rejected charges of growing intolerance in the country. He said people of certain ideologies are always intolerant to contrarian views.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi earlier said that those who beef can go to Pakistan. One is unsure whether he is aware that some RSS members are beef-eaters.