Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria and other Congress leaders were detained, Tuesday, after they tried to gherao the Vidhan Sabha to protest against the alleged ‘attack’ on senior party leader Digvijay Singh by saffron workers for his anti-RSS remarks.
Yesterday, the Opposition Congress had created a ruckus inside the House demanding a discussion in the Assembly over the issue. Speaker Ishwar Das Rohani had later announced that the adjournment motion moved by the Opposition Congress on the issue will come up for discussion at 3 pm today.
The controversy erupted when Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, while calling for investigations into the role of "all terror groups" behind last week`s serial blasts in Mumbai, said that the RSS was "making bomb factories".
"I have been saying RSS was spreading terrorism in the country and it has been making bomb factories," Singh was quoted as saying.
His comment was condemned by the BJP and other Sangh Parivar members, following which there was widespread protests against Digvijay all across the state and reports of his cavalcade having been attacked by saffron workers in Ujjain and Shajapur.
“They not only attacked Singh`s car with sticks but also pelted stones at him at both the places. If this can happen with a former chief minister then one can imagine what will happen with a common man in the state," Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh said.
However, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accused Digvijay Singh of promoting "lawlessness" in the state.
"Senior government officials had advised Singh not to visit various places in Ujjain yesterday due to security reasons as people were staging protest against him, but he did not pay any heed," Chouhan said.
Moreover, the state unit of the BJP has announced that an FIR will be filed against Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh and others for allegedly carrying iron rods, sticks in Ujjain when saffron workers were showing him black flags protesting his anti-RSS remarks.
"The Congress General Secretary was leading armed men, including Ujjain MP, Prem Chand Guddu, who was carrying a stick with him and the District President who was carrying iron rod and followed Singh when he was chasing protesting BJP/RSS workers," State BJP President Prabhat Jha said.
Jha also showed photographs to mediapersons in which Singh was seen chasing saffron workers. However, Singh himself was not carrying anything.