Congress claims proof, says RSS involved in terror
Press Trust Of India and reported in Hindustan Times.
Congress went full blast in attacking the RSS and its sister organisations, accusing them of being involved in terrorism and held that the Allahabad High Court verdict does not condone the demolition of Babri Masjid. The day-long session of AICC, to ratify re-election of Sonia Gandhi as party President, saw over 1,000 delegates authorising her to nominate members to the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy-making body of the party.
In her inaugural speech, Gandhi said Congress and the governments led by her party will "forcefully" resist attempts by anyone to abuse religion for political gains.
Talking about the September 30 Allahabad High Court verdict on Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, she said it in "no way condones" the demolition of the disputed structure on December 6,1992.
The demolition was a "shameful, criminal act" and "all those responsible must be brought to justice," she said.
Taking the attack a notch further, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee piloted an AICC statement that said "recent revelations through detailed investigations have exposed the true character of RSS and its sister organisations.
"The investigations indicate the involvement of its members in terrorist activities."
Justifying the inclusion of references to the RSS, Mukherjee said, "RSS organisation is to be exposed. Their links with the terrorist activities which have been recently highlighted through the revelations are to be brought in."