Barpeta Satra in Assam
Barpeta Satra in AssamBarpeta District Judiciary official website

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who was allegedly barred from entering a temple in Assam by RSS workers last week, flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party's unacceptable action on Monday.

Rahul, while talking to the media outside the Parliament House, said the saffron outfit used women to stop him from entering the Barpeta Satra temple on Friday.

"When I went to Assam I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta district. And at the temple the RSS people they stopped me entering the temple. This is the way the BJP operates," PTI quoted Rahul as saying.

"They made the woman there stand in front of me and told me that I cannot enter into the temple," the Congress vice president said, and asked, "Who are they to stop me?"

However, Rahul added that he visited the the temple later on Friday evening after the RSS workers left.

Earlier, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged that BJP and the RSS had conspired to not allow the Congress scion to enter the temple during his visit last week.

Rahul cited ongoing issues in Punjab and Kerala, saying that the BJP style of politics is unacceptable.

"Whatever has happened is not acceptable to people of Kerala, not acceptable to people of Punjab, not acceptable to people of Assam," Rahul said.

Referring to issues in Punjab (ruled by Akali Dal-BJP coalition), Rahul alleged that innocent people had been butchered in the state and that the the BJP has to change its style of functioning.

He also targeted PM Narendra Modi over Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy being excluded from a statue-unveiling ceremony to be attended by Modi in Kollam on Tuesday.

The Congress vice president alleged that Modi had insulted the people of Kerala, claiming he has "stopped our chief minister" from participating in an event.