The Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who has been shooting salvos at the 'right wing forces', on Friday accused the BJP state governments of sheltering RSS workers allegedly involved in bomb blasts.
At a time when BJP plans to project nationally the foiling of its tricolor hoisting plans in Srinagar, Singh attacked the BJP as stoking sentiments. He accused its leader LK Advani of instigating trouble in the Hindi belt of Bihar, UP and MP with his rath yatra of the nineties.
"Whenever the BJP is weak, it takes up a communal issue. They would like to build a mosque or hoist a flag only where there is dispute. Without dispute they cannot survive," Singh said.
He argued, "All those who are making bombs run away to Gujarat and get shelter like Swami Aseemanand settled there. Who gave his organisation the forestland?"
"The BJP governments give shelter to such elements. There is a need to keep an eye on them," Singh said in reference to terror cases like Samjhauta Express blasts, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts in which some RSS affiliates were arrested recently. However, he held the views as personal.
'Nothing new in violent strain of hindutva'
Following Singh's remarks about Savarkar on Thursday, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, present in the meet, cited ideologies propounded by freedom fighters Veer Savarkar and BS Moonje to insist that there was nothing new in the violent strain of Hindutva.
"There is nothing new about these violent tendencies and it is not that such tendencies have developed out of provocation of recent situations... it is wrong to assume that Hindus cannot be terrorists," he said.