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Congress distances from Digvijay’s remarks on RSS


New Delhi: The Congress Monday distanced itself from the remarks of party leader Digvijay Singh about Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) making “bomb factories” and advised against unnecessary speculation and “communalisation of terror”.

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari did not take questions on Singh’s controversial remarks, but answering another query said that investigations were on into the Mumbai blasts and unnecessary speculation was tantamount to rubbing salt into the wounds of those who will have to carry the cross of the terror act for the rest of their lives.

“It would be better if you put this question to him,” Tewari said to a volley of questions on the party’s response to Singh’s remarks.

Asked whether he has information pertaining to the allegations made by Singh, Tewari said he did not head the National Investigating Agency or the CBI and it was not his job to substitute his opinion with that of the security agencies.

“I think we do a great disservice to the country by not allowing the investigations to pan out and reach appropriate conclusions. What has really been missing in the discourse over the past week is how do we build up those capacities to see that even one percent of those attacks are not able to get through,” Tewari said.

“In this process, unnecessary speculation when an investigation is on, I think, is a great disservice to this country,” Tewari added.

Singh had on Saturday courted controversy when he said that he does not rule out the involvement of the RSS in the Mumbai serial blasts, evoking strong reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Singh said Sunday that RSS was making “bomb factories”. He also said that the role of all kinds of terror groups, including Hindu outfits, should be probed in connection with the Mumbai blasts.