Anna Hazare a mask of RSS: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh has alleged that Anna Hazare was a "mask of RSS like yoga guru Ramdev" and was being used to divert attention from the arrest of Sangh members in terror cases.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2011, 12:19 PM IST

Jammu: Stepping up attack on Anna Hazare and
his team, Congress leader Digvijay Singh has alleged that
the activist was a "mask of RSS like yoga guru Ramdev" and was
being used to divert attention from the arrest of Sangh
members in terror cases.

The Lokpal issue, Singh told reporters here, was raked up
"to divert the attention of the people from the arrests of
various RSS activists in connection with terrorism and others

in corruption cases.

"They (BJP and RSS) formulated this plan. First they made
Baba Ramdev as its mask and them Anna," he alleged.

The Congress general secretary said, "I respect Anna
Hazare as he is Gandhian but, unfortunately, he is surrounded
by wrong people."

To a question about his allegation against Team Anna
member Arvind Kejrewal, he said, "Kejrewal is still a
government employee. Government has not accepted his
resignation. He is still an officer of Indian Revenue Service
(IRS).

"Has a government employee right to open campaigning?
Has he the right to collect donation? If 40 lakh employees
cannot do it, how can he (Kejrewal) do it", Singh said, asking
as an IRS officer how many scam has he brought out.

He said the government "has respected Team Anna and
invited them to the drafting committee but it was opposition
which had problem with it, not us."

PTI