Digvijaya Singh may love stirring the pot, but guess what lies at the centre of the book to whom the Congress general secretary has lately lent his weight and voice? That 26/11 was a conspiracy hatched by the RSS, Mossad and CIA.
This is just one of the many points that Aziz Burney, the group editor of Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu), puts forth in his book, ?RSS ka shadayantra, 26/11?. It was at the launch of this book on December 6 that Singh made the claim that he had talked to Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare before he was killed, and the latter had appeared concerned about threats to his family from saffron activists.
Burney calls Digvijaya a ?like-minded person?. ?When two like-minded people talk, you cannot say who has influenced whom, but yes, we both benefit from each other,? he says.
Burney also adds that the Congress leader didn?t say anything surprising, and it was he who ensured that the media?s attention was drawn to Digvijaya?s statement. Since the December 6 speech, Burney has brought out a fresh edition of his book, incorporating Digvijaya?s remarks and the ?expected furore? it generated.
The book is a collection of Burney?s writings in Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu), besides contributions from some ideological fellow-travellers, one of whom is Amareesh Mishra.