Abdul Bari Masoud | Caravan Daily
NEW DELHI — Terming the links between senior BJP officials and ISI are a threat to national security, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe of the ISI spy ring recently busted by the Madhya Pradesh ATS and Police. The party insisted that there should be an independent probe because high-ranking members of the BJP and RSS are suspected to be part of the ISI’s spy cell in Madhya Pradesh. The party also raised doubt about the impartial investigation under the present Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s dispensation as many suspects have close connections with both the CM and senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Briefing the media at the party headquarters here, AAP spokesperson Ashutosh said it was not possible to expect an impartial investigation into the matter by the CM as some of the suspects arrested have close ties to him and Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Coming down heavily on RSS and its political arm BJP for lecturing on ‘Rashtra Bhakti’, Ashutosh said the information coming out into the public domain is absolutely shocking.
“It appears that those issuing certificates of patriotism themselves have a lot to answer for. Even as the BJP and RSS liberally dole out anti-national labels to others, in reality, it is them who have links to the ISI, as this Madhya Pradesh case has exposed. Dhruv Saxena, Manish Gandhi, and Mohit Aggarwal were active workers of the BJP. Dhruv Saxena was even in charge of Bhopal BJP’s IT/Media Cell. His closeness with the leadership is revealed through several pictures with senior leaders of the party,” he added.
He posed four questions to the BJP over the busting of espionage in the BJP-ruled state.
* Is the BJP under the control of the ISI? How deeply has the ISI infiltrated BJP and RSS?
*In this international spy ring, more than 200 people linked the BJP are said to be involved and the BJP must to make their names and identities public.
He also alleged that political pressure is being built by local administration to protect their identities.
* What is the relationship between Dhruv Saxena and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Kailash Vijayvargiya?
* And finally, on one of the arrested suspect’s laptop, details of expenses of BJP’s events were found. Is ISI money being used to fund the BJP’s events?”
Madhya Pradesh, particularly, the Dhar-Ujjain region is dubbed as the alleged ‘Hindtuva terror-nursery’ and many suspects involved in terror attacks including the Samjutha Express train were from this area.
On the occasion, Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra said in the context of this newly found link between BJP and the ISI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must explain why the ISI was invited to probe the Pathankot attack.
“The various links between the RSS, BJP and Pakistani intelligence agencies is a serious threat to our country’s security,” Mishra said.