Congress communalising war against terror: BJP

July 18th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Reacting sharply to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh’s comment on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the Bhartiya Janata Party Monday blamed the ruling party for communalising the fight against terror.

BJP general secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad charged Digvijay Singh with being a mouthpiece for Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

“There can not be a comment lower and more irresponsible than saying that ‘Sangh’ (RSS) is a factory for making bombs,” Prasad told reporters.

“It is the charge of BJP that Digvijay Singh is intentionally trying to communalise the fight against terror in the country for petty political games,” he said adding that the comments were made at Gandhi’s behest.

“The biggest question is why is Digvijay Singh speaking… He has been appointed by Sonia Gandhi, he is his master’s voice,” he said.

He also said that the Congress leader’s comments will be gladdening the terrorists.

“These repeated comments of Digvijay Singh must be gladdening the hearts of terroists and their patrons. We condemn this,” Prasad said adding: “BJP wants country to remain united against terror.”

According to reports, Digvijay Singh Sunday said: “I have been saying RSS was spreading terrorism in the country and it has been making bomb factories”.

The BJP also attacked the Congress leader for slapping a BJP worker.

“He (Digvijay) is now taking on new activities like slapping people. A new etiquette is being formed, he is slapping people, should he be welcomed?” asked Prasad.

Digvijay Singh had allegedly slapped a BJP youth wing member who was protesting against his comments on RSS.

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