New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday defended senior RSS
leader Indresh Kumar and accused ruling Congress of getting
his name included in the Ajmer Blast case chargesheet as part
of a "conspiracy" to lay grounds for banning the Sangh.
Describing Kumar as "a nationalist", the party said it is
ready accept "the fight" and warned of consequences if he or
"any" RSS worker is arrested in the case.
"Why (is there a) conspiracy against Indresh Kumar and
Sangh? We all are aware of its answer. This is not a first
attempt. Congress party, which has so far considered the
politics as a medium to enjoy power, has a history of dividing
the country for its vote bank politics...," BJP General
Secretary J P Nadda charged.
"RSS has witnessed ban on it before. First after
assassination of Mahatma Gandhi...during emergency also, they
(Congress) tried to put ban on Sangh when it was struggling
over basic issues. This is the beginning of (Congress`) third
attempt," he alleged.
Nadda was addressing a public discussion organised by
Delhi Study Group on `Conspiracy to Defame Indresh and RSS`
here. He said Kumar was not only a Pracharak of RSS but also a
nationalist who worked for minority community including
Muslims too. "He made efforts for uplifting Muslims in Jammu
The BJP leader charged Congress with "political
intolerance" and alleged that Kumar`s name was dragged in the
Ajmer blast case chargesheet as the ruling party could not
"digest" the "desperation" of Muslims for joining hands with
"nationalist forces" due to the efforts made by Kumar after
"After Ayodhya verdict, Indresh had convened a meeting of
famous Maulvis and Kazis of the country under the aegis of
Muslim Rastravadi Manch. I had not expected that the meeting
will last for six hours and Muslims will openly speak against
Congress," he said.
"This was the proof of the fact that those (Muslims) whom
Congress kept away from mainstream for its vote bank politics,
are today desperate to move forward joining hands with
nationalist forces. This could not be digested by Congress and
so under a conspiracy, this is an attempt to carry forward its
vote bank politics," Nadda alleged.
He said party accepts "this fight". "We are offensive.
We will bring the things to light."
Addressing the programme, BJP vice-president Mukhtar
Abbas Naqvi said, "I would say that they (government) do not
have such capacity that they could arrest Indreshji or any
worker of the Sangh (in the case). They know what will happen
to them if they make any such attempt."