Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday clarified that he spoke on ‘Sanghi-terrorism’, but never alluded to ‘Hindu terrorism’.
“You have wrong information that Digvijay Singh used the term ‘Hindu terrorism’. I have always used the term ‘Sanghi terrorism’,” said Singh at a public conference.
“No terror activity can be defined on the basis of religion. No religion can be a supporter of terrorism,” added the senior Congress leader.
Accusing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of propagating violence, Mr Singh said, “This outfit which propagates violence and hatred, further propagates terrorism.”
You have wrong information that Digvijay Singh used the term 'Hindu terrorism'. I have always used the term 'Sanghi terrorism.' No terror activity can be defined on the basis of religion. No religion can be a supporter of terrorism: Digvijay Singh, Congress in MP pic.twitter.com/ftCfsa5rga
— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2018
However, the use of “Sanghi terror” by Singh rubbed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) the wrong way as according to them, the comments might hurt the sentiments of the ones involved with the Sangh.
BJP MP Sanjay Pathak told ANI, “Whatever be one’s religion if they abide by it, they will never do anything wrong. No religion preaches extremism. When people bring extremism and project their religion wrongly, it causes confusion, leading Hindus, every Indian citizen, to go astray,”
Digvijay Singh, who came out on the Ekta Yatra in the entire state, said in Sagar, people accuse me that I am Muslim and I am anti-Hindu. I would like to ask that a BJP leader should tell this, who has celebrated Narmada, Omkareshwar and Govardhana or kept a fast for Ekadashi. He said that as many religious visits as I did and followed Hindu religion, no BJP leader has done so.
In the state of Madhya Pradesh, Congress Coordination Committee chairman Digvijay Singh has come out on a unity journey between Congressmen in MP this time. During this time, he is also discussing with Congress workers. He said that BJP does politics of religion. It is the job of BJP to raise money in the name of religion and to spread hatred.
Digvijay Singh has also been attacking the Sangh on terrorism on several occasions before this. Many leaders have been criticized for their statements.