Anna writes to Digvijay, says not joining politics

Anna Hazare night hit back at Digvijay Singh saying the charge of RSS support to his anti-corruption campaign was an attempt to defame him.

Updated: Oct 14, 2011, 00:05 AM IST

New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Thursday night hit back at
Congress leader Digvijay Singh saying the charge of RSS
support to his anti-corruption campaign was an attempt to
defame him and ruled out joining politics or becoming a
Presidential candidate.

"I know very well that people throw stones only at those
trees which bear fruits. People see the world in the colour of
the glasses they wear. I think that the colour of your
spectacle is wrong and you should change it," he said in his
eight-page letter.

The 74-year-old Gandhian has sought to puncture the
points raised by Singh in his two letters in which the
Congress general secretary had claimed RSS was backing
Hazare`s Lokpal campaign and that he was surrounded by
associates who are anti-Congress.

Hazare told Singh that if the government brings Jan
Lokpal bill in the winter session of Parliament and strives to
bring the Lokayukta Act in each state, then there was no need
to agitate or to tell people not vote for Congress.

Referring to Singh`s allegation that BJP was planning to
make him a candidate in the Presidential elections next year,
Hazare said "I neither have the capacity nor the desire to
become the President of India and wonder why Congress and BJP
were talking in the air".

On allegations that RSS was behind his campaign, Hazare
said "not a single RSS worker was seen in my agitation and it
could be a joint attempt by Congress and RSS to defame
me".

"If (RSS chief Mohan) Bhagwat has said that they were
part of the agitation, then I think it is an attempt by RSS to
defame me like the way your party is doing. Or it may be that
both of you have ganged up to defame me," he said.

Having a dig at Singh, who was CM of Madhya
Pradesh for ten years, Hazare said he he would not have lost
the Assembly elections had he worked for the people with total
dedication.

PTI