�Saffron� is directly contrary to terrorism: Govindacharya

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Nagpur, Jan 16 (PTI) Saffron and terrorism are twoopposite terms that can not be used together, said K NGovindacharya, former BJP ideologue, here today adding that no"premature judgement" should be passed about involvement ofSangh Parivar members in bomb blasts.

Reacting to the term saffron terrorism, he said, "The twoare directly contrary terms and cannot be used together. It islike describing milk as black in colour. It is a term coinedby those who look at India from Europe�s point of view" .

"We should not indulge in premature judgement. NationalInvestigation Agency is merely an investigation agency. Let uswait some time before jumping to conclusion."

"Congress which made frequent use of the term �saffronterror�, later toned down the attack fearing it willboomerang. From the term �Hindu Terrorism�, it switched to�Saffron Terrorism� and later to �Sanghiya Terrorism�," hesaid.

Govindacharya, who was in the city to promoteanti-corruption drive of his organisation Bharat VikasSangham, also met RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat. But talking toreporters, Govindacharya denied the speculation that he mayrejoin politics.

"Since 2000, I have maintained that I will not take toactive politics and I stick to that resolve even now," hesaid. .

Accusing Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh of abandoning his 1991 economic policies, Govindacharya said, "He is goingin a totally opposite direction. I do not want to challengehis moral standards, but expertise in economics should not beused with political dishonesty."

"In the Indian context, money alone has been a decisiveforce... but in the coming decade, culture will be thedecisive force," he said.

Sangham, his organisation, will be launching �RashtriyaSwabhiman Andolan� in New Delhi in the second week ofFebruary. A memorandum will be submitted to President PratibhaPatil urging her to enact a law to make unaccounted money anational property, he said.

Sangham''s other demands are that India should become amember of �UN Committee on Money Laundering�, extraditiontreaties should be made more expansive, and introduction ofnegative votes in elections.

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