BJP leader Gadkari defends Ajmer blast accused Indresh KumarBy ANI
Monday, October 25, 2010
NAGPUR - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari said that the police chargesheet accusing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar in the Ajmer shrine blast, is a political conspiracy.
The chargesheet has been filed by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan on Friday.
In 2007, bomb explosion at the revered shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer killed three people and wounded 15.
Probe by ATS revealed that right-wing Hindu extremist groups linked to the RSS were involved in the case.
“This is a political conspiracy and dragging RSS is an intentional move by the Congress and UPA to tarnish their image,” said Gadkari, talking to mediapersons in Nagpur.
Gadkari also criticised Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for equating the RSS with the banned extremist outfit, the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
“Rahul Gandhi’s opinion was as per the rule book of Congress. Calling SIMI as patriotic and RSS as traitors is like appeasing terrorists and discouraging people who are fighting against terrorism, this is something akin to the policy of Congress party,” said Gadkari. By Sunil Kumar (ANI)