New Delhi: Congress on Friday issued a veiled
warning to religious leader Asaram Bapu that it would hit
back if he persisted with alleged remarks against party
President Sonia Gandhi.
"We condemn his statement. He should not say such
things or else we will be forced to hit back," party General
Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters here.
At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Abhishek
Singhvi said that it does not behove religious leaders to
speak on issues outside their purview. "Making irresponsible
statements is condemnable," he said.
Bapu, speaking at a religious function at Raipur a few
days ago, made objectionable comments against the Congress-led
UPA government at the Centre and Gandhi, in the presence of
Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Congress leaders from Chhattisgarh have already warned
that Bapu`s alleged remark saying Gandhi should be asked to
leave India, will not be tolerated by the party.