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Cong asks RSS to come clean on Kumar`s suspected ISI links

Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 23:25

New Delhi: After terming alleged shelter
being given by BJP-ruled states to bomb blast suspects
associated with RSS as "Sanghi terrorism", Congress on Friday went
a step further asking the Sangh to come clean on reports of
its leader Indresh Kumar`s suspected ISI links.

"Media reports say that Colonel Purohit (now in jail
in connection with Malegaon blast) had suspected Indresh Kumar
to be a mole of ISI who had received fake Indian currency to
the tune of Rs 21 crore from the Pakistani agency," party
spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here.
"Two years ago, an ISI agent arrested in Nepal had
also named Indresh Kumar as one who was given money to help
create Hindu-Muslim clashes in India. Why RSS is silent? Why
BJP leaders who take inspiration from them are silent? RSS
chief Mohan Bhagwat says there is no place for radicals in RSS
but merely making statements won`t do. RSS should come clean
on it," he said.

Taking a jibe at senior BJP leader L K Advani for his
criticism of the government over the issue of black money,
Ahmed said, "Advani and others very often talk of black
money. Some discussion should also be held on fake money like
this. The attention of the investigating agencies should be
drawn to it."

Earlier, addressing a national seminar, senior
Congress leader Digvijay Singh accused BJP state governments
of sheltering people affiliated to RSS who are allegedly
involved in bomb blasts.

"All those who are making bombs run away to Gujarat
and they get shelter there... Swami Aseemanand settled there.
Who gave his organisation the forest land? The governments of
BJP give shelter to such elements. There is a need to keep an
eye on them," Singh said.
A known detractor of BJP and RSS, Singh referred to a
number of terror cases like Samjhauta Express blasts case,
Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts in which members of some RSS
affiliated organisations were arrested recently.

Training his guns on senior BJP leader L K Advani,
Singh said that it was his rath yatra in the nineties which
had instigated trouble in the Hindi belt of Bihar, Uttar
Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

"Whenever BJP is weak, it takes up a communal issue.
They would like to build a temple (rpt) temple or hoist a flag
only where there is dispute. Without dispute they cannot
survive. Ramjanambhoomi issue was there for long, but they
took it up in 1985 when their srrength in the Lok Sabha was a
mere two," he said.

Referring to a reported statement of Advani, he said,
"now I want to tell Advaniji every Hindu is not a terrorist.
But why is every terrorist from RSS."


First Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 23:25
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