Digvijay Singh Attacks Anna, Terms Him RSS ManNew Delhi, Dec 25: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today fired a fresh salvo at anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare saying he once worked as a secretary with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh.“Anna Hazare worked as secretary
New Delhi, Dec 25: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today fired a fresh salvo at anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare saying he once worked as a secretary with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh.
“Anna Hazare worked as secretary with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh and (got himself) trained in (sangh activities) in 1983 in Gonda. See Nai Duniya front page today,” Singh today wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The Congress leader also referred to a picture to support his remarks and took strong note of the denial that the 74-year-old Gandhian was not linked to RSS.
“And he denied any association with RSS! Now whom do we believe Facts with Picture and the claim of RSS or Anna ? I am again proved right,” he tweeted.
Taking a dig on the shifting of the proposed fast to Mumbai, the Congress leader said the decision was taken not because of cold in the national capital, but because of the fact that the team Anna wanted to garner more funds.
“Merry Christmas to Team Anna and also Happy Fund Raising in Mumbai. Shift to Mumbai from Delhi is because of FUND AND NOT THAND!,” Singh's tweet read.
Reacting to the allegations, Kiran Bedi, in her tweet, said, “Does sharing of the dais make one each other's agent. Next time shld one sit alone? When two persons share a dais do they become each others agents?”
Earlier, Bedi and another close aide, Arvind Kejriwal, had slammed the Congress leader for imputing political motive to their movement for enactment of a strong and robust anti-graft Lokpal.
Singh had earlier alleged that team Anna had political ambitions and they were not interested in the formulation of an effective anti-graft bill that would help them combat corruption.
Kejriwal had said it was the media which had termed the government's version of the anti-graft bill as weak and described it as betrayal of the people.
Hazare will be sitting on a three-day fast in Mumbai from December 27 to protest what he has termed as watering down of the Lokpal bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 22.
Hazare's team wants the bill to be redrafted to make the CBI the investigative arm of Lokpal.