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Cong ambivalent on Digvijay`s letter to Hazare

Cong remained ambivalent on questions whether Digvijay Singh`s open letter to Anna Hazare constituted the official view of the party.

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday remained
ambivalent on questions whether senior party leader Digvijay
Singh`s open letter to Anna Hazare faulting the Gandhian for
not raising his voice against the BJP constituted the official
view of the party.

"Digvijay Singh is Congress general secretary, and he has
written the letter in his wisdom. It will be better if (we
react) only if there is a response and he makes it public,"
party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.

Singh has written the letter on his personal letterhead
bearing his Bhopal address.

Tewari spoke in similar vein when asked whether the
four-page letter in which Singh has cautioned Hazare against
"lofty promises" by BJP of making him a Presidential
candidate, was his personal view.

"I do not want to respond to any further queries on the
issue," he said when asked whether the letter by Singh, a
vocal critic of Team Anna, was being treated by the Congress
like a "non-paper" in diplomatic terms.

With Team Anna campaigning against his party in Hisar
by-poll, Singh dashed off the letter to Hazare asking why he
was "silent" on the issue of corruption when the BJP-led NDA
was in power.

"What is being seen now is that you have been strongly
opposing the Congress and as against this you have been
praising BJP`s Narendra Modi despite the fact that there is no
Lokayukta in Gujarat for the past nine years," Singh said in
his letter written just two days ahead of the by-poll.

Replying to a query, Tewari questioned whether corruption
was really the focus of the Team Anna campaign in Hisar or the
reference point was "anti-Congressism".


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