Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his comments on Mother Teresa . The CM’s remark came just a day after the RSS chief Bhagwat said Mother Teresa’s service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity. Kejriwal also claimed that Teresa was a “noble soul”.
“People like Mother Teresa did good work and service. But the aim was to convert the poor to Christianity. This kind of service is devalued if conversions are done in the name of service or work,” Bhagawat said while addressing a gathering at Bharatpur.
“I worked with Mother Teresa for a few months at Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata. She was a noble soul. Please spare her,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in the micro blogging site Twitter.
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also termed the statement “unfortunate”. “She left her country and spent her life to provide service to the poor. It is really a very unfortunate statement,” he said.
Slamming the remark of the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Father Dominic of the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese said, “All I can say is that Mohan Bhagwat and others suffer from some kind of mental block and that block is there with the issue of conversion. They cannot think of anything beyond the topic of conversion, particularly because they do not know what is the meaning of doing selfless service as the poor mean nothing to them.”