RSS similar to Hitler's Nazi troops: Digvijay Singh

Burari (Delhi), Dec. 19 (ANI): Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh said on Sunday compared the right-wing Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) to German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi troops.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 83rd plenary session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Singh said RSS workers were involved in the 2008 Malegaon blast case that claimed seven lives.

The blast occurred near a hotel at Bhikku Chowk and the bombs were allegedly fitted onto a Hero Honda motorcycle and rigged to detonate.

Singh said that when the RSS was involved in such activity, inevitably the blame fell on the minority Muslim community, and this in itself, was unfair.

He also said that there was no question of him going back on his recent statement on slain Maharashtra police ATS chief, Hemant Karkare receiving threats to his life from Hindu terrorists.

"I continue to stand by what I said and I do not think that there is any question of my retracting it or going back on it," he said.

The Congress General Secretary said he had not made the remarks "out of turn or out of context."

Singh said that so far neither Congress president Sonia Gandhi nor general secretary Rahul Gandhi had asked for any clarification on the issue, and that he had their blessings. By Sitesh Dwivedi (ANI)

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