Bhopal, September 17: Weeks after accusing the pro-Hindu organisation and the Bharatiya Janata Party of taking money from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday sparked another controversy by alleging that those people who wear saffron robes were committing rapes inside temples. He even claimed that those people allegedly sell "churan". Digvijaya Singh Alleges BJP, Bajrang Dal Take Money From ISI, Says 'More Non-Muslims Spying For Pakistan Than Muslims'.
Making the controversial claim in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the Congress leader said, "Even God will not spare those who have defamed the ancient Sanatana Dharma. People wearing saffron robes are committing rapes inside temples and selling churan." Singh made these statements while he was speaking at the Sant Samagam organised by the Madhya Pradesh Adhyatmik Vibhag (Spiritual Department) in Bhopal.
Here's what Digvijay Singh said:
#WATCH Digvijaya Singh, Congress in Bhopal: Today, people are wearing saffron clothes and raping, rapes are happening inside temples, is this our religion? Those who have defamed our 'Sanatan Dharma', not even god will forgive them. pic.twitter.com/psAQcd1R7p
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2019
Not ending at this, Singh also commented on 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan and stated that those with political interests had hijacked it. He said, "The slogan should, in fact, be Jai Siya Ram. When we raise the slogan in the name of Lord Ram, why do we forget Sita?" Bajrang Dal Threatens Legal Action Against Digvijaya Singh For 'ISI-Money' Remark; Congress Leader issues Clarification.
Earlier on August 31, while interacting with reporters in Bhind, Singh had said, "Bajrang Dal, BJP are taking money from the ISI. Attention should be paid to this. Non-Muslims are spying for Pakistan's ISI more than Muslims." Following this, Bajrang Dal condemned senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s statement and threatened to take legal action against him for his controversial remark.