RSS, BJP regret Sudarshan remarks on Sonia

Sanghs ex-chief had called UPA chairperson an illegitimate child

  “As the joint general secretary of RSS, I express my heartfelt deep regrets over the alleged statement (of Sudarshan), which had hurt the sentiments, and the subsequent developments that are unfortunate,” Sangh leader Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said in a statement.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said the party’s views on the issue were the same as those of the RSS. RSS leader Manmohan Vaidhya has said that Sudarshan’s views were not those of the organisation.

Another senior BJP leader said the comments of the former RSS chief were “very unfortunate” and “in bad taste.” He said the senior RSS leader was habitually making such controversial comments.

Sudarshan had reportedly said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had plotted the assassinations of her husband Rajiv Gandhi and mother-in-law Indira Gandhi.

He said Sonia had blocked an attempt to remove Satnam Singh as Indira Gandhi’s bodyguard who later fired at Indira Gandhi along with another guard Beant Singh.

Sudarshan also questioned why Sonia had “insisted” the dying prime minister be taken to AIIMS instead of the nearby Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

More than this,Sudarshan also described the Congress president as an illegitimate child. Sudarshan, at an informal gathering following a dharna in Bhopal, had called Sonia a CIA agent.

His reported comments which were later published in a Hindi daily, went on to claim that Sonia’s father was in jail at the time of her birth in 1944, but that she deliberately misrepresented her date of birth as 1946.

Distancing himself from the comments, RSS National Executive member Ram Madhav said his organisation had never discussed such matters at any time or at any level, nor does it possess any such information.

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