Congress leader Digvijay Singh, known for his statements that have a strange tendency to sound like things that Pakistan usually says, has gone a step further and stated that in India, Bajrang Dal and BJP are funded by Pakistan’s ISI.
Going even further and equating Hindus with Pakistani spies, Singh added that non-Muslims are spying for ISI more than Muslims.
#WATCH MP: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh says, “Bajrang Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are taking money from ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence). Attention should be paid to this. Non-Muslims are spying for Pakistan’s ISI more than Muslims. This should be understood.” (31.08) pic.twitter.com/NPxltpaRZA
— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2019
Singh has been known for his often controversial rants. It is notable here that Singh was one of the leaders of Congress who had called the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as a conspiracy of Hindu organisations. He was one of the main proponents of the ‘Hindu Terror’ bogey propagated by the then UPA government.
Though Digvijay has increasingly become incoherent, especially so after losing by a huge margin to BJP’s first time MP-candidate Sadhvi Pragya, who was put in jail and tortured by UPA government under false charges of terrorism, his latest statement may have been an extension of the same ‘Hindu Terror’ hoax that Congress had run in the country for years.
Singh’s statements invited amusing reactions from social media users.
But I think Digvijay Singh was not wrong when he said less Muslims are ISI agents. Lets have a list-
Navjot Singh Siddhu
Mani Shankar Iyer
and many non muslims ISI agents are active.
— Shash (@pokershash) September 1, 2019
“Bajrang Dal & BJP are funded by ISI”
#Hitler had taken money from Jews to exterminate them.
US had taken money from #Japan to drop the nuclear bombs in #Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
But @digvijaya_28 has NOT taken money from the BJP to finish @INCIndia from within.
— Eternal Optimist ?? (@optimistsurgeon) September 1, 2019
Digvijay has been particularly upset after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and has been speaking of organising protests and threatening the Indian government, just like Pakistan.
Singh had earlier stated that if the Indian government is not careful, they will ‘lose Kashmir’. He had also called for a protest march from Lal Chowk to Lal Qila against the Indian government’s decision to strip Article 370.
It is notable here that Pakistan has been using the statements of Congress leaders to further its narrative against India. Recently, the Pakistani government had quoted Rahul Gandhi in their letter to the UN.
Digvijay’s remarks against the government of India have been used by Pakistan after the Balakot airstrikes too.