Digvijay`s charge meant to divert attention from Cong`s "misdeeds": RSS

RSS hit back at Digvijay Singh saying his remarks are "baseless" and were an "attempt to divert" attention from the "misdeeds" of the ruling party.

Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 21:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The RSS on Monday hit back at
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh`s statement accusing it of
links with "Hindu terror" his remarks are "baseless" and were
an "attempt to divert" attention from the "misdeeds" of the
ruling party.

Alleging that Congress has been making "baseless
allegations", RSS Sarkaryavahak Bhaiyyaji Joshi said whenever
the party has found itself to be in a difficult situation, it
has tried to make stinging allegations against RSS.

"The statement of Digvijay Singh is irresponsible and
completely without any basis in fact. It is far from truth and
entirely fallacious. Being besieged on all sides because of
its own misdeeds, Congress has levelled these allegations to
divert the attention," he said.

The statement was issued on the sidelines of a
function to release Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy`s
book titled `Hindutva and National Renaissance`.

Singh had said the "hatred" of RSS towards Muslims was
like that of Hitler for Jews and blamed the 1992 rath yatra of
L K Advani as the "root of terrorism" in India.

Charging that Congress has always been playing the
"communal card" for minority votes, Joshi said RSS neither
believes in nor supports any act of terrorism or violence.

"RSS` unequivocal position has always been that
whenever such a thing occurs, there should be an in-depth
investigation and guilty should be punished after due judicial
procedure. In these cases, no judicial procedure has begun and
such irresponsible statements are interference in
investigation" he added.

The senior RSS functionary said the talk of
majority-minority terrorism raises doubts over government`s
seriousness to deal with terrorism.

PTI