Kesri sticks to stand, blasts RSS out of the sky
Congress president Sitaram Kesri on Friday stuck
to his statement that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh could have had
a hand behind the serial blasts in Coimbatore which took a toll of
60 lives last week.
Clarifying his stand on the issue in the wake of conflicting
reports, Kesri said, "RSS ka hath hoga," adding that
he welcomed the RSS's move to sue him for defamation. "I will not
be cowed down by litigation but this gives me an opportunity to
expose them fully," he said.
"After a very long time the RSS has chosen to move the court and
this will provide an opportunity to bring many facts about the
organisation to the fore," he said. Their usual strategy was to
file public interest litigation without directly involving
themselves, he said.
The Congress president described the RSS as a "fascist
organisation" and said it was involved in every single communal
riot the country has witnessed since Independence. Most of the
commissions of inquiry have also indicted this organisation for
whipping up passions on religious grounds, he said.
Asked about the reported theft at the home of BJP vice-president O Rajagopal, Kesri said, "An RSS hand is possible in this episode too."
Earlier, talking to newspersons, Congress spokesperson Surinder
Singla said the nexus between the BJP and the ISI has been fully
exposed with the head of the Pakistani intelligence organisation
welcoming a BJP-led government in India.
Singla said the RSS was banned twice following the
assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and after the demolition of the
Babri Masjid. The possibility of RSS involvement could not be ruled
out in any communal riots, he said.
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