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‘Vaidik who roams around with Aiyar, Khurshid not from RSS’

Ved Prakash Vaidik

Ved Prakash Vaidik  

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ram Madhav on Tuesday asserted that journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has no relation with the saffron outfit, saying a person roaming around with Congress leaders is not from the Sangh fountainhead.

“Vaidik saab has no relation with RSS. The person who roams around with Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid is not from RSS,” he said.

“In any case >Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist. With regard to India he is a criminal. Whenever he comes to India, he will brought as a criminal under the Indian law and order system,” Mr. Madhav said.

His comments came after Congress party, including Rahul Gandhi, described Mr. Vaidik as an “RSS man” and questioned whether the Indian High Commission in Islamabad had facilitated the meeting between him and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Meanwhile, calling it a diversionary tactics of Congress, the government has distanced itself from the meeting between Mr. Vaidik and Saeed, saying the journalist was “neither authorised nor representing the government or BJP”.

Mr. Vaidik had met Saeed in Lahore on July 2 while touring Pakistan along with a group of journalists and politicians invited by a peace research institute.

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