Fundamentalist forces are a threat to society: Digvijay Singh

Bhopal, Jan 7: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said he was strongly against fundamentalist forces of all kinds as they are a threat to the society.

"I have always held the view that fundamentalist forces, whether they represent Hindus or Muslims, pose the same amount of threat to society," Singh told reporters during an informal chat.

The Congress leader said this when he was asked to comment on the arrest of two terrorists, who had links with LeT, from Mewat region of Madhya Pradesh recently.

On the Professional Exam Board (PEB) scam in Madhya Pradesh, he said the recent probe would yield no results unless the masterminds behind it were apprehended. The state Congress unit had earlier alleged that the STF was going soft on former state minister Laxmikant Sharma on the instructions of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The scam relates to manipulation of selection process for government jobs for which exams were conducted by the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). A Special Task Force (STF) of state police is carrying out investigations. The STF has filed FIRs against 130 people including Sharma, who has been linked to irregularities in selection of teachers.

Digvijay also said he was not surprised at yoga guru Baba Ramdev and BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi sharing a common platform. "All sort of people including those holding fake passports and degrees share the platform with Modi, who has no problem in touching their feet," he said.

Modi had recently attended an event organised by Ramdev, who had demanded abolition of all kinds of taxes and pitched for a single 'Banking Transaction Tax' if the BJP leader becomes Prime Minister.


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