Zee Media Bureau
Bhopal: In a development which is likely to evoke strong reactions from the BJP and its parent body, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria has alleged that the activists of the right-wing Hindu organisation run away with beautiful tribal girls from every village they set foot in.
A report published in the leading English daily, the Indian Express, quoted the former Union Minister as saying, "They enter the house on the pretext of having meals but keep an eye on our girls".
Bhuria reportedly made the explosive remarks against the ruling BJP`s parent organisation while addressing a meeting of the Congress`s tribal unit in Bhopal on Monday.
The MP Congress chief also listed several instances of rape and molestation allegedly involving RSS men.
"Don`t let them enter your villages," the tribal leader told his community, adding, "If they have already entered, throw them out the way you avoid a curse."
Bhuria later alleged that these RSS activists are fearless because police takes no action against them and the ruling BJP government is also soft on them.
Bhuria, considered to be a protégé of Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, is also a vehement critic of the RSS like his mentor. Digvijaya had recently reiterated his allegation that the RSS trains its cadre in bomb-making.
Bhuria`s remarks infuriated the local RSS and BJP supporters who clashed with Congress workers in Sagar. During the clash, some activists from both sides were reportedly injured.
Meanwhile, Rajendra Bapat, an RSS activist and lawyer from Dewas, has filed a criminal case against Bhuria for hurting sentiments of the workers of the right-wing organizations and insulting an ideology.
Bapat also accused Bhuria of creating an atmosphere of distrust between tribals and non-tribals.
Interestingly, the court will hear the complaint on August 1.