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BJP defends RSS leader Indresh in 2007 Ajmer blast case

By Nairita Das

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (ANI): Defending Rashtriya Swayamsewak Santh leader Indresh Kumar, whose name has allegedly figured in the Ajmer blast chargesheet, Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday claimed that there was nothing "substantial or credible" against him in the chargesheet.

The party rather accused the government of targeting nationalist organisations while keeping quite on Kashmiri separatists.

"According to our information Indresh Kumar has not been named as an accused in the chargesheet. There is nothing substantial or credible against him... No organisation has been named. How can anyone say that BJP or RSS is involved or that this is saffron terror," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Sitharaman, however, maintained that Kumar would defend himself "as a citizen" in court while RSS was "more equipped to talk" about its members figuring in the chargesheet.

Reacting to the Congress allegations of RSS involvement in Ajmer blast conspiracy, the BJP spokesperson said, "Whoever has made these comments has not read the chargesheet. RSS has not been named in the chargesheet. Every time there is a disaster anywhere in the country, Sangh people go there immediately."

"Congress says such things for political mileage... This is a political conspiracy against nationalist organisations working for the nation. This shows their political frustration," she added.

Sitharaman also said that the term saffron terror was brought in the political domain by "our honourable Home Minister P Chidambaram".

Meanwhile, while recalling the incident here on Thursday in which Kashmiri separatists and naxal sympathisers raised pro-azadi slogans and showed disrespect to the national flag, Sitharaman said while the government had not yet taken action against them, it was targetting nationalist organistions which were involved in nation-building. (ANI)

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