Digvijay refutes Gupta`s claim over SIMI

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today refuted Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta`s claim that the activities of banned outfit SIMI had increased during his tenure as Chief Minister of the state.

Bhopal: Congress general secretary Digvijay
Singh today refuted Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar
Gupta`s claim that the activities of banned outfit SIMI had
increased during his tenure as Chief Minister of the state.

"The Home Minister should know that there were almost no
SIMI activities during the 10-year period from 1993 when I was
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh," Singh said.

"As Chief Minister I had recommended to the Centre to
impose a ban on SIMI... Instead of making false allegations
against me, Gupta should contain fundamentalist forces he is
trying to protect," he said.

Gupta had on Wednesday claimed that SIMI activities had
increased during Singh`s tenure as chief minister, but the BJP
had curbed the movements of the outfit after coming to power.

PTI

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