Arvind Kejriwal slams Digvijay Singh, says never lobbied for NAC

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:20

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday rubbished Congress leader Digvijay Singh`s claim that he had lobbied for an entry into Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council seven years ago, saying he has never approached anyone for this.

"I have never approached anyone for NAC. I never had any desire for being a member of NAC," Kejriwal told a news agency when asked about Singh`s claims that he along with Swami Agnivesh had met him for help in getting into NAC in 2005-06.

When contacted, Agnivesh said the meeting is said to have happened six-seven years ago and he does not remember any such meeting.

"The issue which Singh raised happened in 2005-06. Time has passed. I don`t remember whether I met him with Kejriwal or not," Agnivesh said.

In a letter to Kejriwal, the AICC general secretary has described the activist as a "self-serving ambitious megalomaniac" having "streak" of Hitler in him. Singh alleged that Kejriwal wanted him to recommend his name for being made a member of the NAC.

Yesterday, Kejriwal said Singh`s letter describing him as a "self-serving ambitious megalomaniac" does not merit a response and it only showed that Congress party was "completely rattled and baffled".

"Digvijay`s letter to me does not merit a response. Congress seems to be completely rattled and baffled. That is apparent from Digvijay`s letter. Digvijay seems Congress` last resort," Kejriwal had said.

Responding to Singh`s remarks, Kejriwal`s close associate, Kumar Vishwas, said, "We have only one thing to say to him. Get well soon."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:32

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