Monday, July 25, 2005

RSS 'included in US terrorist list', says Congress

Sunday July 24 2005

BHOPAL: Claiming that RSS was included in a list of 38 terrorist outfits in an US website, Madhya Pradesh Congress on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into it and said the party would raise the matter in the state assembly during its monsoon session, beginning on July 25.

"The website of a research centre in the US shows a list of terrorist outfits active in India. Besides Lashkar-e- Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Jamat-e-lslami and ULFA, the list of 38 outfits also includes the name of RSS", the leader of the opposition in state assembly, Jamuna Devi told reporters here.

Since Chief Minister Babu Lal Gaur takes part in activities of RSS, Congress would raise the issue in the assembly, she said adding that she has also written a letter to governor Balram Jakhar seeking a thorough probe into the activities of rss and the people associated with it in the state.

Demanding resignation of gaur for his alleged links with RSS, Congress legislature party spokesman Sajjan Singh Verma said the issue would be raised prominently in the assembly.

Accusing BJP as well as VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS of spreading communalism in the state for 'political gains', Jamuna Devi and Verma said 'failure' of the government in providing relief to the flood-hit and scandals pertaining to land, pension and mining lease as well as the Dharaji tragedy would also be raised during the session.

Congress would also oppose hike in electricity tariff and alleged corruption in transfer besides highlighting problems like Naxalite and dacoity menace and alleged atrocities on tribals, women and minorities, Jamuna Devi said.