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Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde: An asset or liability for Congress?

New Delhi, Feb 23: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who regretted his statement linking the BJP and the RSS with terrorism just two days ago, is again in the eye of a political storm over

IANS [ Updated: February 23, 2013 10:11 IST ]
union home minister sushilkumar shinde an asset or
union home minister sushilkumar shinde an asset or liability for congress

New Delhi, Feb 23: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who regretted his statement linking the BJP and the RSS with terrorism just two days ago, is again in the eye of a political storm over the alleged intelligence failure behind the Hyderabad blasts that killed 16 people and injured 117.




The blasts issue rocked parliament Friday as the opposition parties attacked the government after Shinde said there were prior intelligence reports about the blasts.

Only last month Shinde created a furore by linking the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) with terrorists while addressing Congress leaders at the party's introspection-cum-strategy meeting in Jaipur in January.

The BJP vowed not to let parliament run till he apologised. But while the BJP accepted his regret, the RSS rejected it.

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