BJP defends RSS leader in Ajmer blast case

Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 18:21

New Delhi: Defending RSS leader Indresh Kumar, whose name figures in the Ajmer blast chargesheet, BJP on Saturday said there was nothing "substantial or credible" against him and accused the government of targeting nationalist organisations while keeping quite on Kashmiri separatists.
"According to our information Indresh Kumar has not
been named as an accused in the chargesheet. There is nothing
substantial or credible against him... No organisation has
been named. How can anyone say that BJP or RSS is involved or
that this is saffron terror," BJP spokesperson Nirmala
Sitharaman said.

At the same time, she maintained that Kumar will
defend himself "as a citizen" in court while RSS was "more
equipped to talk" about its members figuring in the

Recalling the incident here on Thursday in which
Kashmiri separatists and naxal sympathisers raised pro-azadi
slogans and showed disrespect to the national flag, Sitharaman
said while the government had not yet taken action against
them, it was targetting nationalist organistions which were
involved in nation-building.
Reacting to the Congress allegations of RSS
involvement in Ajmer blast conspiracy, the BJP spokesperson
said, "Whoever has made these comments has not read the
chargesheet. RSS has not been named in the chargesheet.
Every time there is a disaster anywhere in the country, Sangh
people are go there immediately."

"Congress says such things for political mileage...

This is a political conspiracy against nationalist
organisations working for the nation. This shows their
political frustration," she added.

Sitharaman alleged that the term saffron terror was
brought in the political domain by "our honourable Home
Minister P Chidambaram".


First Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 18:21

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