The Maharashtra government will examine the controversial statement made by Vishwa Hindu Parishad president Ashok Singhal (above)in Aurangabad on Saturday.
Speaking at a rally at Aurangabad, Singhal had reportedly warned Congress president Sonia Gandhi against targeting RSS leaders. He reportedly said she would have to face the same fate like former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
The controversial statement has angered the state Congress who demanded an immediate probe into Singhal’s tirade.
State Congress spokesman Hussain Dalwai demanded that the government should probe whether Singhal’s warning was a hint of some violent plans. Congress workers burnt effigies of Singhal at Nashik and Aurangabad in protest.
On Saturday, home minister RR Patil said the government would take cognisance of the statement. “We will take appropriate action. The law and judiciary department will examine what Singhal said,” Patil told media in Sangli.
BJP leader Gopinath Munde, however, sought to clarify that Singhal did not mean anything violent. He said Singhal was referring to Indira Gandhi’s defeat in the general elections after the Emergency during which she had banned the RSS.