Continuing his tirade against RSS, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that it was “making bomb factories” and demanded that role of all kinds of terror groups, including Hindu outfits, should be probed in connection with the Mumbai serial blasts.
“I have been saying that RSS was spreading terrorism in the country and it has been making bomb factories,” Mr. Singh told reporters.
When asked about his statement on Saturday not ruling out involvement of RSS in the Mumbai blasts, he said, “I only said that role of all kinds of terrorist organisations, including Hindu terror outfits, should be probed.”
The Congress general secretary had courted controversy on Saturday when he said that he does not rule out the involvement of Sangh in Mumbai serial blasts, evoking criticism and condemnation from BJP.
“I do not rule out anything. If they want evidence about Sangh’s involvement in terror activity, I have got evidence. But not in this case,” Mr. Singh had told the media.
Reacting sharply to the Congress leader’s comments, the BJP termed them as “disgusting and objectionable” and sought an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi for what Mr. Singh had said.
To a question about his interest in Madhya Pradesh politics and whether he will contest an election from here, Mr. Singh on Sunday said that since he had taken an oath of not contesting polls, he would stick to it and focus on party work.
On Uma Bharti, who recently joined the BJP, being given the charge of U.P., he said that he has no contest with her.
“She has not been assigned any charge in Uttar Pradesh and has been asked by her party to work only as a campaigner,” Singh, who AICC in charge of U.P., claimed.
Meanwhile, protesting against Singh’s remark, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists demonstrated with black flags at Doodhtalai, Pipli Naka and Hospital Road.
They also ransacked a hotel in Doodhtalai area which was supposed to be inaugurated by Singh.
Congressmen and BJP workers held protests and counter protests at these places. Hindu