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'Saffron' is directly contrary to terrorism: Govindacharya

Saffron and terrorism are two opposite terms that can not be used together, said K N Govindacharya, former BJP ideologue, on Sunday adding that no "premature judgement" should be passed about involvement of Sangh Parivar members in bomb blasts.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2011 00:17 IST

Saffron and terrorism are two opposite terms that can not be used together, said K N Govindacharya, former BJP ideologue, on Sunday adding that no "premature judgement" should be passed about involvement of Sangh Parivar members in bomb blasts.

Reacting to the term saffron terrorism, he said, "The two are directly contrary terms and cannot be used together. It is like describing milk as black in colour. It is a term coined by those who look at India from Europeis point of view" .

"We should not indulge in premature judgement. National Investigation Agency is merely an investigation agency. Let us wait some time before jumping to conclusion."

"Congress which made frequent use of the term ‘saffron terrori, later toned down the attack fearing it will boomerang. From the term 'Hindu Terrorismi, it switched to 'Saffron Terrorismi and later to 'Sanghiya Terrorismi," he said.

Govindacharya, who was in the city to promote anti-corruption drive of his organisation Bharat Vikas Sangham, also met RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat. But talking to reporters, Govindacharya denied the speculation that he may rejoin politics.

"Since 2000, I have maintained that I will not take to active politics and I stick to that resolve even now," he said.

Accusing Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh of abandoning his 1991 economic policies, Govindacharya said, "He is going in a totally opposite direction. I do not want to challenge his moral standards, but expertise in economics should not be used with political dishonesty."

"In the Indian context, money alone has been a decisive force... but in the coming decade, culture will be the decisive force," he said.

Sangham, his organisation, will be launching 'Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolani in New Delhi in the second week of February. A memorandum will be submitted to President Pratibha Patil urging her to enact a law to make unaccounted money a national property, he said.

Sangham's other demands are that India should become a member of 'UN Committee on Money Launderingi, extradition treaties should be made more expansive, and introduction of negative votes in elections.