BJP's rants against me an act of retaliation: P Chidambaram

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jul 25: P Chidambaram, the Union Home Minister has shot back at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that the party was targetting selective ministers because the UPA government has fastened investigations into the cases involving right-wing terror groups.

Chidambaram argued that intention of these extremist organisations was to create terror and that the government has to deal with that. He was speaking at an interaction with the Press Trust of India journalists.

To a question, on why was he being targeted by the BJP by linking him to the 2G scam, he was quoted as saying, "I think they know that there is no connection to the so called scam in 2G. I think they are targeting selected ministers for other reasons in this case."

And added, "What I suspect is that we have quickened the investigations into a number of bomb blast cases where right-wing fundamentalist organisations are involved. We have quickened....we have persuaded the court to hear two Ayodhya cases on a more or less day-to-day basis."

Stating that he could not think of any other reason apart from that, the Home Minister said, "I think the reason is that they think this government is seriously pursuing the bomb blast cases where right-wing fundamentalist elements are involved. Clearly many of those right wing fundamentalist elements are linked to the RSS".

To a question about Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh's statement that right-wing forces were bomb-making factories, he said "I don't know whether there are bomb-making factories. I know that they make bombs and these bombs have exploded. They made bombs. Accused made bombs and bombs have exploded. The bombs have killed people".

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