Coming under attack from the Congress party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today criticised party general secretary Digvijay Singh, saying his comments were irresponsible and completely baseless.
Senior RSS members alleged the Congress was trying to distract people by making false allegations against RSS.
“These attacks from the Congress are not new but people have always come out in support of the RSS because the organisation works with them. The Congress is surrounded by charges of corruption and it is only trying to deviate attention by attacking RSS,” said Manmohan Vaidya, senior RSS member in a written statement.
During the three-day Congress plenary, Digvijay Singh had compared RSS to Hitler’s Nazis and accused the organisation of threatening and killing Muslims. The Sangh is also under attack following reports that some of its members were involved in the Ajmer and Mecca Masjid blasts.
Alleging Congress was known for communal politics, Vaidya said the recent attack was another failed attempt by the party to bring the RSS to disrepute.
“The RSS has already said any incident of violence should be investigated and the guilty must be punished. The cases are under investigation and any attempt to make such statements is in a way an interference in the legal process,” he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party continued its attack on the Union government on corruption and dismissed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s offer to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. “The PM cannot choose the forum of his inquiry. The PM said he has nothing to hide and Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion. Caesar’s wife never chose the forum for her inquiry but he has chosen the forum,” said Arun Jaitley, leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
Jaitley said, “The government has to answer if industrial houses and corporate lobbyists were involved in distribution of portfolios.”