Congress leader Digvijaya Singh slammed the BJP and RSS in a series of tweets on October 7 and opined the BJP and RSS 'appropriate' Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel as they have no one else to showcase as their nationalist leader. Digvijaya Singh further attacked the BJP and declared that they should back their 'bhakts' on social media and declare Godse a freedom fighter. The Congress leader also attacked the BJP for celebrating 'Gandhi Jayanti' and claimed that they should be celebrating the birthdays of leaders like Sawarkar and Gowalkar and exclaimed that the BJP is trying to hide its ideology.
Modi ji why shouldn't you be proud of their Idea of Nationalism through Radical Religious Fundamentalism and declare Godse as a Freedom Fighter? Show Guts as your Bhakts, whom you are following on Social Media, are openly supporting Godse!!— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) October 7, 2019
Digvijaya also attacked the BJP over its party leaders organising rallies to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday."Leaders of BJP are taking out 'Sankalp (conviction) yatras' on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (in the country). They should tell whether Nathuram Godse was a patriot or not," Singh told reporters. He also attacked the BJP on Saturday and said some office-bearers of Bajrang Dal were caught spying for Pakistan intelligence agencies. "Some people, who were office bearers in Bajrang Dal and BJP were caught spying for the ISI. They have recieved bail but a case of treason should be pursued against them," he said at a press conference.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad Working President Alok Kumar slammed Digvijaya Singh on his 'ISI spies' remark. Alok Kumar added that the CBI should investigate the remarks made by the Congress leader. "If he has some information, the CBI should question him in the matter and when it is found that he has made some false statements, he should be punished. Such baseless, scandalous allegations spoil the atmosphere. He had earlier levelled allegation of saffron terror. He is doing the same thing again. I condemn such statements," he said.
(With ANI inputs)