VHP seeks Cong apology over Digvijay’s remark
Jamnagar (Gujarat): Vishwa Hindu Parishad
(VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Tuesday demanded apology from the
Congress over alleged remarks by its leader Digvijay Singh
that involvement of RSS in the Mumbai serial blasts cannot
be ruled out.
20 people were killed and over 130 were injured when
three blasts ripped through Mumbai on July 13.
Singhal, who was in the temple town of Dwarka here,
said that such statements by the Congress leader were meant to
malign the Hindu community and was a big cause of concern for
"The Congress should apologise to the nation and the
Hindu community for such remarks," Singhal said without naming
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh.
Singh had kicked off a political storm by saying he
did not rule out involvement of Sangh in Mumbai serial blasts.
He, however, clarified that his statement was
"Everybody knows there was a Pakistani hand in the
Mumbai blast and it was work of Islamic fundamentalists,"
Singhal said after paying obeisance at the temple.
The Congress leader's comments were a shame for the
Hindu community and India, he added.