Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly and former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday alleged that the BJP and RSS were involved in all the terror incidents right from Godhra to Patna BJP rally, including communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in western UP and blasts in Bodhgaya.
Addressing mediapersons on Tuesday, he said, “There was one common strategy running from Godhra to Patna, that is to engineer killing of Hindus and Muslims for political polarisation.”
“BJP is conspiring to divide society for political gains,” he alleged.
“It does not bother them whether those being killed are Hindus or Muslims if it helps them grabbing power,” said Vaghela, who also has roots in the RSS.
Stating that the terrorists behind serial blasts at Patna BJP rally had now been found to be Hindus, not Muslims, Vaghela said, “RSS and BJP are financing Indian Mujahideen for carrying out terror acts.”
He further said, “RSS is financing members of Qadianis for terror blasts. It’s a group who claim themselves to be Muslims, but according to mainstream Muslims, they don’t belong to the community.”
Regarding Patna blasts, he alleged, “I feel Gujarat hand behind it, because the watch recovered from the blast site had evidence of having been manufactured in Morbi and the plastic bags found from there was also manufactured at Halol. It shows that it was all planned in Gujarat.”
“I also suspect the involvement of RSS and BJP hand in serial bomb blasts in July 2008 in Ahmedabad, including the blasts at Civil Hospital and LG Hospital, leading to killing of scores of people,” the Congress leader added.
Asked if he could substantiate the allegations, he said, “I have been with them and I know them and their strategies.” He also criticised Modi for not visiting the families of the Gujarat policemen killed on their way to his programme in UP, because it would not have yielded political dividends. But Modi flew to Bihar to visit the family members of those killed in Patna blasts as it gave him political publicity.
(source The Indian Express Wed Nov 13 2013, 04:58 hrs)