Virtually toeing Rahul Gandhi's line on Hindu radical groups posing bigger threat, Congress on Sunday said the links between terrorists and the RSS and its sister organisations needed to be investigated.
"The Indian National Congress calls upon the government to tackle this menace in the strongest possible manner and investigate links between terrorists and the RSS and its sister organisations that have been uncovered in some recent cases," the party said in its draft Political Resolution moved in the Plenary.
The resolution was proposed by senior leader Pranab Mukherjee and seconded by Digvijay Singh.
The resolution noted that the role of religious fundamentalist organizations in challenging the security of the nation can no longer be ignored.
The mention of suspicion of links between RSS and terrorism in the resolution assumes significance as a controversy had erupted after Rahul Gandhi's remarks to US Ambassador Timothy Roemer about Hindu radicalism being a bigger threat than terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba became public recently.
"Terrorism, from wherever it comes and whatever form it takes, must be dealt with firmly and effectively," it said.