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Jul 18, 2011 at 08:07am IST

Clashes over Digvijaya's RSS remark on Mumbai blasts

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh's hint on possible involvement of the RSS in the recent Mumbai terror attacks resulted in clashes between the BJP and the Congress workers on Sunday.

The incident took place in Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP workers gheraoed the Congress General Secretary's convoy with black flags. Police had to resort to lathicharge to bring the situation under control.

Digvijaya Singh had said that the role of Hindu radical outfits couldn't be ruled out in the serial blasts that rocked Mumbai last week.

"I will not rule out anything, let the investigating agencies inquire into it," said Digvijaya Singh regarding involvement of RSS in the Mumbai blasts case.

"If they want evidence about Sangh's involvement in terror activities, I have got evidence, but not in this case," said the Congress General Secretary.

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has critisised Digvijaya Singh for his continuous tirade against Hindu organisations.

"Digvijaya's statement for the sake of few votes may put the country in danger as it gives an opportunity to Pakistan to save itself on the issue of terrorism at the international level," said Joshi.

However, Digvijaya Singh has denied that he had spoken about the possibility of RSS' involvement in the Mumbai blasts.

"In the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts, I had said that the possibility of any group's involvement cannot be ruled out. But I had not taken the name of RSS. I have been misquoted," he told reporters in Indore.

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