The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Saturday claimed that there was a deep political conspiracy to defame nationalist forces.
In a statement here, Indresh Kumar, member of the RSS central working committee (Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini), said: “My name and that of the RSS have recently been dragged into reports of some violent incidents in some parts of the country. These regrettable news reports have been presented in a sensational way by a section of the media to defame members of the sangh.”
He said the RSS had been working as a “desh-bhakt” (devotee of the motherland) for 85 years through various programmes to create awareness among people in education and other areas.
“As a ‘swayamsevak,' I have given great importance to maintaining transparency in all I do. I have never believed in violence. I strongly criticise the false propaganda against me. The falsehoods being spread are part of a deep political conspiracy to spread lies about forces that are nationalist and motivated by the love of the motherland.”
The statement comes two days after reports, claiming to be based on witness statements in the Malegaon and Ajmer Sharief blast cases, said Mr. Kumar was aware of the conspiracy to carry out bombings in these places.