Cong launching vicious campaign against us: RSS

RSS accused the Centre and Cong of launching a `vicious campaign` against it with regard to yoga guru Ramdev`s fast and termed it as a `cheap tactic` by the govt to divert people`s attention from anti-corruption movements.

New Delhi: RSS on Friday accused the Centre
and Congress of launching a "vicious campaign" against it with
regard to yoga guru Ramdev`s fast and termed it as a "cheap
tactic" by the government to divert people`s attention from
the on-going anti-corruption movements.

"A few ministers of the incumbent Central government
and office bearers of the Congress party have for the last two
days led a vicious campaign against the RSS. Repeated
allegations are being made against the RSS attributing motives
on us to create disturbance and disorder in the country," RSS
Joint General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said.

"We feel this is yet another cheap tactic by the
government to divert people`s attention and mislead them about
the ongoing anti-corruption movement in the nation," he added.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh as well as
Union Ministers, including P Chidambaram, have alleged that
RSS was behind Ramdev`s fast against corruption.

The RSS, however, supported the movements of Anna
Hazare and Baba Ramdev in its statement, saying the two have
come forward to "express and channelise" the "collective
public anger" against corruption.

"Instances of corruption among the high and mighty and
government`s inaction to prosecute them or even shield the
corrupt have resulted in dissatisfaction among the masses that
is now visible in huge anti-corruption protests across the
country," Joshi said.

Joshi said instead of paying heed to people`s anger,
the government has chosen to adopt a "dictatorial stance". He
termed as "barbaric suppression" the crackdown on Ramdev`s

"This only shows the stubbornness of the government
and its sensitivity towards people of this country," Joshi said.

RSS demanded that the government should work towards
bringing back crores of money stashed in foreign banks and
make appropriate changes in the present legal system.

"We urge that the government shed this devious and
deceitful attitude and shun scheming against the leaders of
anti-corruption protests," Joshi said.


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