RSS targets Congress for linking it with terror acts

The RSS is holding nationwide protests against Congress for allegedly linking it with terrorism.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 21:41 PM IST

New Delhi: The RSS on Wednesday held demonstrations
in several parts of the country accusing the Congress of
hatching a "political conspiracy" to malign its image and
"falsely" implicating its senior leader Indresh Kumar in the
Ajmer blast case.

RSS activists along with members of other Sangh Parivar
outfits staged sit-in at various places and handed over a
memorandum to concerned district collectors, RSS spokesperson
Ram Madhav said.
"Mainly, our protest has been against politicisation of
the probe into the bomb blast cases. We are not against the
probe per say but what we are witnessing is not an
investigation but a political witch hunt," he said.

He said this was evident with the All India Congress
Committee (AICC) passing a resolution accusing the RSS of
sponsoring terrorism in the country.

Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar, who is accused of being
part of the conspiracy behind the bomb blast at the Sufi
shrine in Ajmer in 2007, dubbed the entire episode as a
"political conspiracy".

"Some Congress politicians are behind this. The probe is
being carried out by an agency, the credibility of which is
also in question. These are all fabricated charges", the RSS
leader said in New Delhi.

In Lucknow, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat accused the Congress
of hatching a conspiracy to tag the saffron outfit as a
terrorist organisation and said it will come out clean.

"Dragging Sangh into an unnecessary controversy is not
a new phenomena and this time also it is being made a
scapegoat by those who fear loosing their place in Delhi,"
Bhagwat said during a dharna here.

In Pune, hundreds of RSS volunteers raised slogans of
`Bharat Mata ki Jai` during the two-hour long protest and
handed over a memorandum to the collector.
Senior VHP leaders lashed out at the government for
"targeting" the RSS in connection with the Ajmer blast case.

"The Home Minister wants to influence the court cases by
making statements like saffron terror," VHP international
general secretary Pravin Togadia said.

In Bhopal, former RSS chief K S Sudarshan targeted
Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

In Bangalore, RSS staged a sit-in dharna in front of the
townhall, flaying the Congress for likening RSS with "saffron
terror and Hindu terror".

RSS leaders later submitted a memorandum addressed to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Governor H R Bhardwaj.

PTI