RSS leader Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi stated, "As the joint general secretary of RSS, I express my heartfelt deep regrets over the alleged statement (of Sudarshan), which had hurt the sentiments, and the subsequent developments that are unfortunate."
Joshi also appealed the Congress party workers to maintain peace in the country as the party supporters burnt the effigy of Sudarshan in Bihar and Pondicherry on Nov 12.
Sudharshan's remark on Sonia:
At an informal gathering following a dharna in Bhopal on Wednesday, Nov 10, Sudharshan dubbed Sonia a CIA agent and alleged that she plotted the assassinations of her husband and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his mother Indira Gandhi.
Claiming that Sonia's father was in jail at the time of her birth in 1944, Sudharshan went up the extent of calling the Congress President an 'illegitimate child' and said that she had deliberately misrepresented her date of birth as 1946.
He said that he heard these details from a Congressman but refused to divulge the person's name, a Hindi newspaper reported.