As Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stirred controversy over his allegations that BJP Bajrang Dal are taking money from Pakistan's ISI, BJP slammed the leader saying that it is the Congress who is quoted in Pakistan. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan said: "I don't care about what he say. He says such controversial things because he wants to be in headlines. Congress leaders are being quoted by Pakistan. It is his party who speaks the language of Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi issues statements that benefits Pakistan. The entire country and the world knows the patriotism of the Sangh and the BJP. So I don't want to say anything."
Stirring controversy Congress Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh, on Sunday, alleged that the BJP and Bajrang Dal were taking money from Pakistan's ISI. "Our fight with BJP and Sangh is ideological. They did not participate in India's Freedom struggle. Now, they are giving us advice about nationalism. Where were they before 1947? Where were they when Indira Gandhi destroyed Pakistan into two? The number of Pakistan spies found in India are majorly non-Muslims. Muslims spies are fewer. Bajrang Dal, BJP - they are taking money from ISI," he said.
As the BJP government at the Centre abrogated Article 370, Congress opposed the move both inside and outside the Parliament. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh criticised the government saying that BJP founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee himself was a part of the committee and supported Article 370, adding that Kashmiri residents should have been consulted before framing the reorganisation bill. "The way Article 370 has been abrogated is dubious. They should have at least asked the opinion of Kashmir residents before deciding. We pray for the safety of Kashmir as we cannot do anything else," he said. Calling the move a way to increase own popularity, Singh added that one must not forget that Kashmir is surrounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China which may lead to problems in the region.