BJP-RSS ideology behind sectarianism: Cong

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New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Alleging that the BJP-RSSideology was giving rise to sectarianism, Congress today askedthem to go in for "self-introspection" for their own politicalgood.

"I think they should seriously introspect within, andthey should try and see that such ideologies which give birthto such sectarianism need to be purged. I think this is thetime for self-introspection..." Congress spokesperson ManishTewari told reporters here.

He said that if the BJP and the Sangh fail to carry outself-introspection, they will have nobody else but "themselvesto blame."

Tewari said rather than accusing the UPA government ortrying to deflect attention, BJP and RSS should "reflect as towhy organisations and individuals who are allegedly involvedin acts of terror draw support, sustenance, sympathy andideological indoctrination from the philosophy and theideology of the RSS-BJP combine".

He was responding to questions on BJP''s claim thatCongress'' attack on Hindu leaders would deflate government''sstand on terror emanating from Pakistan.

Defending the probe agencies'' investigations into therole of RSS leaders in alleged acts of terror, he said, "Thedifference between a democratic state and a non-transparentstate is that a democratic state does not sweep its ill undera carpet. If there is a problem, you should have the courageto identify it and to deal with it."

His remarks come a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwatlashed out at the Congress for giving a terror tag to hisoutfit.

Trashing allegations of RSS'' links to terror attacksfollowing Swami Aseemanand''s reported confession, Bhagwat hadalso said those accused in various blasts are in no wayconnected to the organisation.

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