Ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh will file an FIR against Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh and others for allegedly carrying iron rods, sticks in Ujjain on Sunday when saffron workers were showing him black flags protesting his anti-RSS remarks.
"The Congress General Secretary was leading armed men, including Ujjain MP, Prem Chand Guddu, who was carrying a stick with him and the District President who was carrying iron rod and followed Singh when he was chasing protesting BJP/RSS workers," State BJP President Prabhat Jha told a press conference here.
Jha also showed photographs to mediapersons in which Singh was seen chasing saffron workers. However, Singh himself was not carrying anything.
Asked whether BJP will file an FIR against Singh on the issue, he said "BJP will file an FIR against him in this regard."
Jha said it appears that Singh in a conspiracy to defame BJP Government one day may get himself attacked by his own men and asked the state government to keep an eye on this possibility.
He also said what was the need for him to make such a controversial remark on the Mumbai blasts (involving RSS) when the probe has just begun. Obviously, the intention was to divert the attention of the probe agencies, Jha added.
The BJP leader challenged Singh to prove his allegations that RSS was involved in terror acts and added that if he proved it then he would leave the organisation and in case Singh was unable to do so, then he should apologise to the nation.
Singh was also accused of slapping some activists of BJP's youth wing when they were protesting against his remarks linking RSS to the blasts.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers were waving black flags at him when he apparently got enraged and slapped them.
Jayant Agarwal, a BJYM activist, said that the Congress leader got down from his vehicle and slapped him.
The BJP has slammed Digvijay for communalising the issue of Mumbai blast.
"I have lodged an FIR," said Jayant.
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad has demanded an apology from the Congress for the RSS remark made by Digvijay Singh.
"Rahul Gandhi's main man is now even slapping people," said Prasad in New Delhi at a press conference on Monday.
Image: BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists wave black flags at Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh as he drives past them in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.