Diggi highly qualified, seems under pressure: Uma

Lucknow: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh`s remarks linking RSS with terror activities showed he was under some pressure.

"I know him since the age of eight years. He belongs to a very good family and is highly qualified. Personally I feel he is under some pressure. A person like him cannot give such a statement," she told reporters here.

When the Congress itself had distanced itself from Digvijay`s remarks, there was no point in reacting, Bharti, who was re-inducted into the BJP recently, said.

"His statement is not worth commenting. But, at the personal level and as his younger sister I have doubts that he is under some pressure. Otherwise, a wise person does not speak like this," the firebrand Hindutva leader said.

She said "the RSS is a great social organisation and its contribution can never be forgotten."

"It is up to the Congress to deliberate what pressure he (Digvijay) is facing whether it is international or mental or some psychological disorder," Bharti said.

She said even after this if Congress president Sonia Gandhi did not remove him from the post of General Secretary, then this showed her weakness.

"Equating RSS with terror will not cause any harm to the organisation, but such statements will bolster the morale of terrorist organisations," the BJP leader said.

"Even a common man will not give such a statement," she said.

On BJP`s position in Uttar Pradesh, she said the party had a huge cadre in the state.