New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who has often been accused of playing to the gallery on minority issues, on Tuesday accused Narendra Modi, RSS and BJP of spreading "blatant lies" and painting him as "anti Hindu". (Agencies)
In his blog, Singh said that he has had the rare privilege to be the most abused person on Social Media by the Sanghis and the paid professionals hired by Modi operating from Sanskar Dham in Manipur to Sanand near Ahmedabad.
"I am a practicing Hindu," declares Digvijaya Singh, adding that he was given "Diksha by His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Joshi Math in 1983". He said he prays regularly every day for half an hour.
The Congress general secretary, who is active on social media, said that he has been called ‘Dogvijaya Singh and sometimes Pigvijaya Singh’ by the Gang who would probably be younger than his grand children.
Digvijaya Singh said that the Sanghis, referring to those who are from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, have been spreading blatant lies about him as having converted to Islam and Christianity. And for this, he blames the sanskar (values) imbibed in them at the Sanskar Dham or at RSS Shakhas.
The Congress leader said he has nine temples at his home at Raghogarh in Guna district, Madhya Pradesh, where daily puja is performed. He adds that he is the chairperson of a trust that runs a "Ved Pathshala" where over 80 students are taught the vedic rites free of cost.
He said that he also fasts on every Ekadashi of the Hindu calendar besides conducting other rituals."Yet Sangh and BJP and their brigade call me anti Hindu," he added.
"A good Hindu would always respect all other religions unlike the Sangh Brigade," the Congress leader said.
Digvijaya Singh said the Dwarka Shankaracharya "has been unable to explain the meaning of Hindutva which I believe was first used by Veer Savarkar, a staunch Arya Samaji who was vehemently against Sanatan Dharma (universal religion)". He said that people are welcome to visit his home to cross-check the facts.
New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who has often been accused of playing to the gallery on minority issues, on Tuesday accused Narendra Modi, RSS and BJP of spreading "blatant lies" and painting him as "anti Hindu".