Surat, Jan 10 (Agencies): With RSS under a cloud over its men being allegedly involved in terror acts, the organization's chief Mohan Bhagwat has admitted there were some members in the Sangh who showed signs of extremism and were told to leave the outfit as it will not work.

"Of the majority of the people whom the government has accused (in various blast cases), a few had left voluntarily and a few were told by the Sangh that this extremism will not work here so you go away," Bhagwat told a public meeting here last night.

Asserting there was no place for radicals in RSS, Bhagwat lashed out at Congress for giving the outfit a terror tag and alleged this was part of a conspiracy against the Sangh.

Trashing allegations of RSS' links to terror attacks following Swami Aseemanand's reported confession, Bhagwat said those accused in various blasts are in no way connected to the organisation.

Responding to Bhagwat's remarks, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said "rather than the rats deserting the ship it seems to be a case of the ship deserting the rats."

He also hit out at the Congress-led UPA for allegedly maligning the Sangh's immage.

"The vote banks that were built are getting disintegrated, results of some elections have not gone in their favour a very serious picture is emerging before the people in the country. They are afraid and have got united to malign our image," the RSS supremo said,

Bhagwat, who is here on a four-day visit to attend the Uttarayan festival organised by the some RSS members, was responding to the recent allegations of Sangh's links with Mecca Masjid, Ajmer, Samjhauhta Express and Malegaon blasts after Aseemanand's confession.