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Congress protests against Sudarshan

mumbai Updated: Nov 14, 2010 01:54 IST
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Congress activists staged protests in the city on Saturday against former Rashtriya Seva Sangh chief K Sudarshan for his remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

“We condemn the remarks made by Sudarshan and demand an immediate apology by him. Our protests will continue till he apologises,” said Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh.

The city Congress activists burnt an effigy of Sudarshan.

North Mumbai MP Sanjay Nirupam will stage protests on Sunday.

Meanwhile, former RSS spokesman MG alias Baburao Vaidya said that Sonia Gandhi should file a defamation suit against Sudarshan.

“Sonia Gandhi should not take the derogatory remarks against her lightly but initiate legal action, be it criminal defamation or civil defamation,” Vaidya said. “Since the charges are not against the Congress party or the UPA government but against the individual (Gandhi), she should knock the doors of a court of law.”

“The allegations are of serious nature since Sudarshan accused her of being an agent of US intelligence agency CIA. If Gandhi does not go to court, the charges will remain on record and will not be wiped out. Let the court decide.”

On Sudarshan's comments on the birth circumstances of Sonia Gandhi, Vaidya said they were uncalled for.

He said street demonstrations and burning Sudarshan's effigies is not enough.

“Sudarshan’s statement is not justifiable and. therefore. the RSS leadership has apologised and distanced itself from the comments,” Vaidya said.

Protests against Sudarshan continued in other parts of the country, notably in Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkand. (With inputs from PTI)