Can't rule out RSS hand in Mumbai blasts: Digvijay
Even as various intelligence agencies are yet to get a breakthrough in the Mumbai blasts, Singh did not rule out the involvement of the Sangh in the bombings.
"I do not rule out anything. If they want evidence about Sangh's involvement in terror activity, I have got evidence. But not in this case," Singh told the media.
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Image: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh
Apologise over Digvijay's remarks: BJP to Sonia
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad charged the Congress leader with trying to destabilise the nation by making such statements, while his colleague Shahnawaz Hussain accused him of trying to divert the course of investigations into the Mumbai blasts and politicking on a sensitive issue like terrorism and dead bodies.
"The BJP strongly condemns the disgusting statements of Digvijay Singh and seeks an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on this," party spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters in New Delhi.
"While the threat of terrorism is looming large over the whole nation and people need to be blamed after being hurt by the shock of Mumbai blasts, Digvijay Singh is playing politics over terror and dead bodies. He is trying to divert the course of investigations into the Mumbai terror attack by making such statements."
Image: Congress President Sonia Gandhi
'Digvijay playing politics over terror and bodies'
"Is he above the intelligence agencies or the home minister that he is giving such statements," he asked.
Asking Digvijay Singh to maintain some standards, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "When the nation needs to speak in one voice and when everyone is pointing towards Pakistan, who is trying to destabilise India by attacking its sovereignty, you are playing dirty politics on corpses".
Prasad also lamented that "nothing better is expected from a man who gave clean chit to Suresh Kalmadi, in spite of mounting evidence against him. What is troubling is that they have their eyes and ears in important hierarchy of the Congress party".Earlier, talking to reporters, Hussain defended the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, saying, "It is a nationalist organisation to which even former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru has agreed on."
Image: A plainclothes policeman surveys the aftermath at the site of an explosion near the Opera House in Mumbai on Wednesday
'What Rahul doesn't wish to say, he makes Digvijay speak'
"What Rahul Gandhi does not wish to say himself, he makes Digvijay speak", said the BJP leader, maintaining further that Digvijay Singh's statement is a pre-determined and pre-planned political game and is given at the instance of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.Lashing out at the Congress leader, Hussain said, "Digvijay Singh has "oral diarrhoea" and he has no control over his language and selection of words before making such utterances. He is trying to pollute the nation's politics".
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi