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Arjun vows to expose RSS, seeks civil society'support

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Union Human Development Minister Arjun Singh today launched a fresh broadside at the Rashtriya Swayam Sewaksangh(RSS) vowing to devote all his strength in exposing the organisation and sought the civil society's support in this task.

Mr Singh said he has filed an application in a Haryana court on April eight for speedy hearing in a defamation case filed against him by the Sangh in 2004 so that he could bring out the truth about the saffron outfit.

''I will not seek any excuse or protection of any kind from any where and would face the trial in the Court of Law,'' he said about the case filed against him for allegedly stating that the RSS was responsible for the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Minister, who has been frequently invloved in controversies for his campaign of ''detoxification and desaffronisation'' of the text books and institutions of learning, was addressing a press conference here.

He said he would like the court to speed up the trial so that he could produce the plethora of evidence against the RSS activities, apart from the report of six commissions of inquiry set up against the organisation from time to time.

Mr Singh said a lot of damage has been caused by the RSS to the political development in India, so it was necessary to throw light on all aspects of its activities.

''For the last 57 years, I have been continously opposing the RSS and its activities as part of my political belief. The question of seeking refuge in the face of their attempt to prosecute me is therefore out of question,'' he said.

He said he was fully aware of the dangers of the path he had chosen but had no hesitation to say that unmindful of any danger, he would go ahead with his campaign.

''I beg for the support and sustenanace of the civil society in this endeavour,'' he said.

UNI NAZ AK RN1817

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