Conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday.
"Mother Teresa's service would have been good. But it used to have one objective, to convert the person, who was being served, into a Christian," he said while speaking at a function organised by NGO Apna Ghar near Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
"The question is not about conversion but if this (conversion) is done in the name of service, then that service gets devalued," he said.
"But here (at the NGO), the objective is purely service of poor and helpless people," added Bhagwat.
The RSS chief was addressing a function in village Bajhera, nearly 8 km from Bharatpur, where he inaugurated 'Mahila Sadan' and 'Sishu Bal Grah' in the NGO for helpless women and children.
Later, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said on its Twitter handle that the media reported “wrongly” and Bhagwat had only replied to former Border Security Force’s DG’s comments.
“Media reporting wrongly. At Bharatpur, ex DG BSF said that Mother Teresa did seva with motive of conversion,” the RSS Twitter account said.
In another tweet M Vaidya, the RSS communication department head, said, “In reply Bhagavatji said, “Let Mother Teresa know her motive for seva, we do seva without expecting any returns’.”
Image: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat