Congress lashes out at BJP for defending RSS

Digvijay Singh
Bhopal, Oct 25: Congress has lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for accusing it of conspiring against RSS in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blast case, contending that the saffron party's reaction has proved yet again its close ties with Hindu radicals.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday, Oct 24 said that by defending RSS leader Indresh Kumar, who has been chargesheeted in the 2007 Ajmer blast case, the BJP proved its close ties with Hindu radical elements involved in terrorist activities.

"First the BJP defended Pragya Thakur (a key accused in the Malegaon blast case), Dayanand Pandey, Colonel Purohit, and now it is defending Indresh Kumar. This shows its close ties with Hindu radical elements," Singh said in an e-mail statement.

"It is believed, and I am sure that the agencies would have the facts that Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Raju Kalangsara, Sunil Dange and Sunil Joshi, all involved in the bomb blast had extremely close ties with Kumar," the Congress leader added.

The 806-page chargesheet filed by Rajasthan ATS, which includes name of Indresh Kumar, states that states that the RSS leader was present at a secret meeting on Oct 31, 2005 at Gujrati guest house in Jaipur.

Congratulating the Rajasthan ATS for having done a great job in solving the Ajmer blast case, Digvijay Singh said, "The earlier BJP regime in Rajasthan did not pursue the lead in this case under pressure from top leadership of the RSS and the BJP."

Earlier, BJP had earlier accused the Congress of conspiring against RSS.

"It is a political conspiracy hatched by Congress. The party was working on it for last few days and hence they have dragged the name of RSS," said party president, Nitin Gadkari.

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