Rahul has become a lying machine: BJP

 New Delhi, 15-Dec-2015 08:23:06 IST

BJP on Monday attacked Rahul Gandhi for "fabricating" the charge that he was denied entry into an Assam temple by RSS workers, saying that in his desperation to find excuses for disrupting Parliament, the Congress vice president had turned himself into a "lying machine".

Union home minister Rajnath Singh also countered Rahul Gandhi's allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was instrumental in the withdrawal of the invitation for Kerala CM Oomen Chandy to attend a non-official function in the state.

"Rahul Gandhi claims he was stopped by RSS from entering an Assam temple. Earlier somebody else also claimed that she was stopped from entering a temple in Dwarka and she was exposed in Parliament. What Gandhi says is fabricated and a lie," Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters.

In a separate statement, BJP said: "His (Rahul's) disinformation campaign against RSS is well known. It is difficult to accept his lies against RSS. He has become a lying machine. Does RSS run temples? Does he have any evidence that those protesting against him were RSS workers? If RSS was stopping him then how did he manage to go to the temple later in evening?" the party asked.

Responding to Rahul's charge about PM's hand in the retraction of the invitation to Chandy, Rajnath Singh told Parliament the decision on cancellation of the invitation to the Kerala CM for the event scheduled in his state on Tuesday was taken by the organizers. He said the government had nothing to do with it as it was a private function.