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'RSS is worried, BJP is scared, Congress is confident'

Last updated on: December 20, 2010 16:24 IST

'RSS is worried, BJP is scared, Congress confident'


Vicky Nanjappa/Krishnakumar P in New Delhi

Congress leader Digvijay Singh has once again launched a scathing attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Singh, who had on Sunday launched the attack against the RSS calling them Nazis and linking them to terror, continued in the same breath and said that unlike the BJP the Congress had nothing to hide.

"The RSS is a worried lot, as their people are getting caught in terror probes and the BJP is scared by what may emerge at the end of these investigations," the controversial Congress leader said, speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the 83rd Congress plenary at New Delhi on Monday.

On his remarks regarding his talk with the slain Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare, he stuck to his stand to having spoken the latter. He, however, also added that he had requested Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, but they have not provided him with the call records.

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With regards to Uttar Pradesh, Singh said that the Congress will contest the elections alone and will not tie up with anyone.

Asked about the Bihar debacle, he said UP couldn't be compared with Bihar. In Bihar, we won 2 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats where as in UP we won 22 out of 80. So our assembly performance in UP will be proportionately better.

On Assam, which goes to polls in 2011, he said the Congress was expecting a big win irrespective of allying with a party or going it alone.

Singh rubbished BJP leader Arun Jaitley's remark that the Prime Minister was hiding something on the 2G scam. He said that Dr Manmohan Singh had answered all questions during his speech at the plenary on Monday morning.

He also termed the PM's statement in which he offered to appear before the Public Accounts Committee as a masterstroke.

He said that various agencies are probing the 2G scam and if a Joint Parliamentary Committee is set up, it has nothing to probe since all aspects of the investigations have been taken care off.

On the Ayodhya issue, Digvijay said that the matter can still be resolved amicably if clerics from both sides are willing to sit down and arrive at an amicable solution. An out of court settlement in my view be the best solution for the problem.

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