Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh , who appears determined to use the latest terror assault in Mumbai for scoring political points, on Sunday alleged that RSS “runs bomb-making factories to spread terrorism in the country” and that its role should be probed.
Singh, who has courted controversy through his statements against the RSS and its affiliates, had on Saturday said that the role of Hindu outfits in the Mumbai attack cannot be ruled out. The statement came in amid repeated assertions from security agencies that the attack in Mumbai could have been planned and executed by the Indian Mujahideen. But Singh did not allow these assertions to intervene with his theory.
“I do not rule out anything. If they want evidence about the Sangh involvement in terror activity, I have got evidence. But not in this case,” Singh had told the media. Continuing his tirade against RSS, Singh on Sunday said the Sangh’s role in “spreading terror” should be probed.
“I have been saying that RSS is spreading terrorism in the country and that it has been running bomb factories,” Singh told reporters. When asked about his Saturday statement 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.”
Congress has been defending Singh over his attack against the RSS. “He has not said anything controversial,” the party spokesman had said on Saturday. BJP, which reacted sharply to Singh’s statement, said it was aimed at appeasing Sonia Gandhi .
The party described the statement as “disgusting” and said it was time the Congress addressed real issues and real concerns. “Digvijay Singh statement is actually not worth commenting on,” BJP president Nitin Gadkari said. Economic Times