Shocking! Previous UPA govt wanted to declare Mohan Bhagwat as terrorist
New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, it has been claimed that the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government wanted to put Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat in the list of terrorists.
According to a leading national news channel, the previous Manmohan Singh government was making its best efforts to put the RSS chief in the list of 'Hindu terrorists'.
As per the documents revealed by the news channel, after the Ajmer and Malegaon blasts, the UPA government had introduced a new theory of 'Hindu terrorism'. Under the same theory, the government was pressurising the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to declare Mohan Bhagwat a terrorist.
The report suggests that some probing officers were willing to interrogate Bhagwat for his alleged involvement in the Ajmer and Malegaon blasts. Those officials were working on the behest of the UPA ministers, including then Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. It has also been claimed that the government wanted the RSS chief to get arrested.
Earlier, suspected terrorist Swami Aseemanand, in an interview published in a magazine released in 2014, had described Bhagwat as the main perpetrator for the attack. Subsequently, the UPA government had started to maintain pressure on NIA, but the head of the investigation agency, Sharad Yadav, had denied following the instructions.