Digivjay denies ''Hindu terrorism'' remarks in Gujarat

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New Delhi, Dec 11 (UNI) AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh today clarified that he had never uttered words as ''Hindu terrorism'' in his speeches during his campaign for the Congress for the Gujarat assembly elections.

''I would like to clarify that even remotely, as a responsible person in public life, I cannot even think of indulging in any activity which is ikely to aggravate the existing differences or is likely to create mutual hatred or cause tension between different caste and community, religious or linguistic,'' the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said in his reply to the Election Commission in response to its notice alleging breach of the model code of conduct.

Defending himself in a two-page reply, submitted to the Commission this afternoon, Mr Singh denied all the allegations against him as baseless.

''I have never uttered those words as reported in newspaper clipping which is enclosed along with the notice,'' he said.

Mr Singh said "...if the entire speech which is a subject matter of notice is considered dispassionately by the commission, it will be crystal clear that I have not referred to or criticised any of the aspect of private life of any BJP leader nor I have criticised or made allegations on unverified and distorted facts.'' Pointing out that the complaint was based upon a newspaper report published in 'Gujarat Vaibhav', Mr Singh said the paper did not make correct and accurate reporting of his speech as delivered by him in a press conference on December 2.

In this context, he sought a week's time to further furnish a detailed reply together with supporting materials, including reports carried by all other newspapers about the said press conference as well as audio-video CD containing recording of the said press conference.

''I would like to request the commission to call upon the complainant requiring him to furnish more concrete material rather than making baseless complaint on hearsay material,'' Mr Singh said.


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