The Republican Party of India (RPI) said here today that it would not allow self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is an accused in a sexual assault case, to enter Maharashtra if he does not tender an apology on the statement he made on Gautam Buddha.
"He should tender an apology. Otherwise, we will not allow him to enter the state. We will also disrupt the 'satsang' organised by him in the state," RPI president Ramdas Athawale told reporters today.
He also said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi should not be blamed for the trouble faced by Asaram Bapu.
"How can he say that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi is responsible for his troubles? Asaram Bapu should be arrested. Even his followers should think if they wish to follow the self-styled godman or not," Athawale said.
"We will not allow Asaram Bapu in Maharashtra. The police should not give him permission to organise satsang here," he said.
Meanwhile, Hindu right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha said that it would protest against accusations levelled against Asaram Bapu.