Bhopal: In a late night development, the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh withdrew the security deployed outside the RSS office in Bhopal. This was done on Monday evening a decade after the personnel were first deployed and the current government has said the security would be sent on election duty elsewhere, confirmed reports on Tuesday. (Also read: ‘I’m Also a Hindu, Don’t Know Why This Hostility’)
The security was first provided at RSS office when former Sarsanghchalak K Sudershan decided to live at the organisation’s office Samidha. Since Sudarshan was entitled to ‘Z Plus security’, a tent was put up and security deployed.
This security continued even after the death of Sudershan.
Notably, the decision has not gone down well with Congress candidate from Bhopal Digvijaya Singh. “It’s not at all proper to remove security provided to the RSS office in Bhopal. I request Chief Minister Kamal Nath to immediately provide adequate security,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
RSS wasn’t taken in by Digvijaya’s support and called it a ploy. Speaking to ANI, RSS leader Kanti Lal said, “Although I haven’t personally seen the tweet by Digvijaya Singh I believe it is another ploy by him to garner sympathy. He wants to show that he is a supporter of the Hindus and the RSS, which is certainly not the case. All of us know that he is a critic of the Sangh and has never helped us before.”
Expressing dismay at the government decision, he went on to add, “We had never asked for security at the RSS office before, but now that they have removed it we are unable to find any reason for this sudden decision. This overnight decision by the government to remove security at 10 PM has bewildered us.”