BJP, RSS spreading saffron terrorism: Shinde
Jaipur: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday kicked up a storm by alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are promoting Hindu terrorism in their training camps. “They are talking about infiltration but we have this report that whether it is the BJP or the RSS, their training camps are promoting Hindu terrorism,” Shinde said.Speaking at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting here, Shinde said, “We are keeping a strict eye on it. The Samjhauta Express blast, Mecca Masjid (blast), Malegaon blast — they are planting bombs and blaming minorities for it. We need to be careful for safety of our country.”Strongly reacting to Shinde’s statement, BJP said Home Minister’s statement is irresponsible and unfortunate. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Home Minister is trying to disrupt the peaceful environment of the country.Meanwhile, RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav also termed Shinde’s statement as highly irresponsible.“If a Congress leader had said something like this it wouldn’t had matter that much, but if a Home Minister of the country is saying something like this it is highly irresponsible.”The RSS leader further questioned government’s motive and said that they first arrested Muslim youths in connection with the particular blasts case, but suddenly in the recent times things have changed and Hindu youths are being wrongly arrested.“This is all about playing vote-bank politics”, he said.
Advocating Shinde’s views, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that the Home Minister is 100 percent right in what he has said.
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