A day after the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, saying that the RSS ideology killed Mahatma Gandhi, veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani said his association with the RSS gave meaning to his life.
“I found meaning when I left my home and family to work as a pracharak of the RSS, first in Karachi and later, after being uprooted by Partition, in Rajasthan. That meaning got further enriched when I embarked on a political journey 55 years ago, first as a worker of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and later of the BJP. It is a journey that has not yet ended,” the BJP patriarch wrote in his blog.
Mr. Advani, 86, joined the RSS when he was fourteen.