Continuing his tirade against the RSS, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that it was “making bomb factories” and demanded that the role of all terror groups, including Hindu outfits, in the Mumbai blasts be probed.
“I have been saying that the RSS is spreading terrorism in the country, and it has been making bomb factories,” Mr. Singh told journalists here.
Asked about his Saturday statement not ruling out the involvement of the RSS in the Mumbai blasts, he said: “I only said that the role of all kinds of terrorist organisations, including Hindu terror outfits, should be probed.”
The Congress general secretary had sparked a controversy by saying that he did not rule out the involvement of the Sangh in the Mumbai blasts. “I do not rule out anything. If they want evidence for the Sangh's involvement in terror activity, I have got evidence. But not in this case,” he had said.
The BJP described Mr. Singh's comments as “disgusting and objectionable” and sought an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi for them.
Asked about his interest in the Madhya Pradesh politics and whether he would contest an election in the State, Mr. Singh said on Sunday that he would stand by his vow not to contest elections and instead focus on the party work.
Meanwhile, condemning Mr. Singh's remarks, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists staged a protest at Doodhtalai, Pipli Naka and Hospital Road. They ransacked a hotel at Doodhtalai, supposed to be inaugurated by Mr. Singh. Congress workers staged counter-protests at these places.