Advani's 'rath yatra' spread terrorism : Digvijay

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New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) The Congress today held the 1990 "Rath Yatra" of BJP leader L K Advani and the saffron party's 'agenda of dividing the Hindus and Muslims' responsible for the spread of terror activities in different parts of the country.

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh said terror activities were seen only in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Northeast before the 'rath yatra' of Mr Advani.

Coming down heavily on the BJP for its statement that the recent serial blasts were aimed at diverting the attention of the Muslim community from the confidence vote on the Indo-US nuclear deal and the 'cash-for-vote' scandal that rocked Lok Sabha on July 22, he said it was the 'rath yatra' of Mr Advani which spread communal tension and communal division throughout the country in the post-1990 period.

He alleged that the BJP and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad have always tried to divide Hindus and the Muslims and create bitterness between them. "This has been the agenda of the BJP." There were blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad within days after the BJP failed in its efforts to defeat the government in the trust vote, Mr Singh said, while countering the allegation of senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj that the capital cities of two BJP ruled states were targetted four days after the UPA government showed its majority using ''questionable means''.

In this context, he said there was a blast in Hubli immediately after the first phase of elections to the state assembly in Karnataka. Likewise, there were blasts in Jaipur on the day when the last stage of the assembly polls in Karnataka was held.

On the statement of Ms Swaraj asking Mr Singh to disclose his source of information for levelling allegation that the money displayed on the tables of Lok Sabha was brought in Delhi by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, he said the Congress had the information that "it was a BJP operation" and that Mr Chauhan was involvement in it.

Mr Singh said he had information that some of the bundles of the currency notes displayed in Parliament were from the Bhopal's New Market branch of State Bank of Indore.

"I am ready to face any inquiry or investigation regarding what I had said about Mr Chauhan," he added.

Mr Singh said he also had information that the camera used for the sting operation was also bought from Bhopal.


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