Congress condemns RSS leaders’ ‘Naxal’ remark

New Delhi: Hitting out at senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar for his controversial comment that Naxals never attack the minority communities in Chhattisgarh, the Congress on Monday said that it is a ‘low life RSS agenda’ and they are just trying to communalise the issue.

“It’s a nonsense statement. Why has he (Indresh Kumar) singled out churches? I don’t remember any instances where Naxals have even attacked any temples or other religious institutions. Relating Naxals with attacking people of a particular religion or not attacking people of a particular religion is only trying to communalize the issue. It’s a pathetic low life RSS agenda,” Congress leader Sandeep Dixit told ANI.

“If you can say there is a communal agenda behind churches not being attacked, I can bring a political agenda and say that how come other party has never been attacked and only Congress leaders were massacred in a Naxal-led violence,” he added.

Dixit further slammed Kumar’s statement and said that this kind of an attitude to communalise any situation is an ‘old RSS-VHP-BJP-led agenda’, which should be condemned.

Earlier, calling churches and Christians to play an active role in eradicating Left wing extremism, Indresh Kumar asked why Naxals have never targeted the minority community in Chhattisgarh.

“Development can be achieved (only) through peace and brotherhood and not through violence. I have raised a few questions keeping in view Chhattisgarh which has been suffering from the menace of Naxalism with a high degree. Naxals have never targeted churches and priests just because they serve them or is there some other reason?” he said. (ANI)