Anna to counter Digvijay`s RSS theory

Anna Hazare will on Thursday clear his stand on Congress party`s claims that he had strong links with the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

Updated: Oct 13, 2011, 10:31 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Noted social activist Anna Hazare will on Thursday clear his stand on Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s claims that the Gandhian leader had strong links with the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

Anna Hazare’s reply comes a day after Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh wrote a second letter to the social activist and claimed to reveal “proof” of RSS’ link with his anti-corruption movement.
While asking Hazare to clarify on his movement’s links with the RSS, Singh attached a letter written to the activist by RSS general secretary Suresh `Bhaiyya` Joshi on April 8, 2011 “promising full cooperation”.

According to reports, Singh asked Hazare in his letter to come clean on allegations of his links with the Sangh.

Congress leader claimed that if Hazare claims he is unaware of the RSS letter of support, then his claim of Team Anna members misguiding the social activist would be proved right.

Singh has been at loggerheads with Hazare for quite some time now. On Tuesday, he had written another letter to the Gandhian in which he had warned him against the anti-Congress motive of some members of his team.

Later, speaking to a news channel Singh had claimed to have documents to prove that RSS workers had actively participated in the Ramlila Maidan fast of Anna Hazare.

"I have got a letter from the RSS written to Sri Anna Hazare that they are extending full support to his campaign. I also have a copy of a letter written to all their workers asking them to support Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev`s campaign. Ram Madhav came on dais supporting Anna Hazare,” Digvijay was quoted as saying.

“Govind Acharya ji gave a statement that most of the workers were from the RSS. Total management at Ramlila Grounds was done either by BJP or RSS cadre. Mohan Bhagwat himself categorically made a statement that they are supporting Anna Hazare," he further said.

However, Anna Hazare categorically denied having any links with the RSS.

The anti-corruption crusader’s war of words with the Congress intensified last week after he announced that he will campaign against the Congress if it doesn’t move ahead with passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill during the Winter Session of Parliament.