Congress abusing CBI to implicate RSS leaders, says BJP


Guwahati : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of abusing the CBI to falsely implicate some leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in terror attacks.

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“The selective leaks by the CBI and other investigating agencies that are seeking to implicate certain leaders of the RSS are highly condemnable,” BJP general secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad told journalists here.

Although the BJP leader did not take the name of any RSS leader, the obvious reference was to media reports on the sensational confession of Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts.

“The confession was made under the duress of the investigating agency, but firing the gun against the RSS and the VHP from the shoulders of someone else as the NIA (National Investigation Agency) is doing by selective leaks is deeply condemnable,” the BJP leader said.

Prasad said the BJP would welcome action against anyone if found guilty of or involved in terror attacks.

“Let there be a fair investigation and we would welcome action against anyone if found guilty,” the BJP leader said.

“We never say Muslim terrorism, but call it Jehadi terrorism. But we don’t like the expression Hindu terrorism or saffron terror as terrorism has no religion.”

Prasad launched a vitriolic attack on the Congress party, saying the UPA government was using the CBI to make selective leaks to cover up rampant corruption and scams.

“The record of the Congress and the UPA in the abuse of the CBI and other investigating agencies for its own selfish ends is too well known. The Congress is notorious for abusing the CBI,” the BJP leader said.

“The Congress is sinking into an ocean of corruption day by day and hence trying to divert the attention with these sinister selective leaks, which is condemnable.”

The BJP leader is in Guwahati to take part in the party’s two-day national executive meeting beginning Saturday.