Digvijay puts ball in PCC court
Resolution On Afzal Guru
Jammu, Sep 5: Senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday said the decision to support or oppose any resolution on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Jammu and Kashmir assembly will be taken by the state Congress in consultation with the party high command.
“Our party’s stand on violence is clear. We strongly believe that there should be no compromise on fighting the menace of terror but law should also take its course while dealing with the perpetrators”, Singh told media persons, here today. He was in the city on a private visit.
Avoiding direct reply about the latest row over Afzal Guru case, Singh said: “If any resolution is brought in JK assembly, appropriate decision will be taken by the party high command. But we make it clear that we will not compromise on terrorism”, Singh said when asked to clear his party’s stand over Guru’s mercy petition.
“The decision to support or not to support the resolution in the state assembly has to be taken by PCC and the party high command”, he reacted to the question posed by the reporters about the resolution submitted by Independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Rashid Sheikh, to the Secretary of the Legislative Assembly seeking amnesty for the Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru.
Meanwhile claiming that the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Singh (RSS) was behind the recent anti-corruption campaign launched by Anna Hazaree, Singh said, “The Sangh wants to divert the attention of the people over role of its activists in the terrorist activities in different parts of the county”.
“When RSS workers were arrested in connection with blasts, the BJP planted Ramdev and Anna Hazare to divert the attention of the public”, he claimed adding, “They (Sangh leaders) chose the corruption issue to save their skin as many of their activists were found involved in the terror attacks. Be it Baba Ram Dev or Satyagreha launched by Anna Hazare, RSS was behind at some point”.
He said that Congress has track record of fighting menace of corruption in the country and for that Right to Information Act (RTI) was introduced and Lok Pal bill was brought in. He said that more teeth have been provided to the agencies fighting against the menace.
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