Digvijay asks Anna to clear stand on reservation

Asking Team Anna to clarify its stand on reservation issue, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said he suspected "political ambitions" behind Anna Hazare`s decision to expand his committee.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 15:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Asking Team Anna to clarify its
stand on reservation issue, Congress leader Digvijay Singh
on Wednesday said he suspected "political ambitions" behind Anna
Hazare`s decision to expand his committee to include Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Muslims.

"Anna expanding his committee to include Dalit Tribals
Muslims and Youth. Vote Bank ? Political ambitions?
Reservation quota ? May be !," Singh, who had recently alleged
that the Gandhian was being used as a "scapegoat" by his team
members to fulfil their political ambitions, commented on the
microblogging site Twitter.

The Congress leader in another tweet asked Hazare and
Kejriwal to clarify their stand on reservation saying that
they had earlier opposed it.

"Anna and Kejriwal should clarify what is their stand
regarding Reservation. Both have opposed reservation
publicly," Singh tweeted.

On Monday, Hazare had said he plans to restructure his
Core Committee to also give representation to religious
minorities, tribals, dalits and youths to strengthen the
campaign against corruption.

In yet another teaser, the AICC general secretary asked
Hazare to clarify his stand on MNS chief Raj Thackeray`s
statements against North Indians.

"Anna should also clarify what he has to say about Raj
Thakre`s statement against North Indians. He had supported Raj
Thakre on this issue," Singh said.

Singh`s remarks have come on a day when Maharashtra
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said it is "amply clear" that
Anna Hazare`s associates want to join politics and asked them
to be open about it.

"....staying out (of politics) and tacitly supporting or
opposing any party is not done," he told a Marathi channel.

In a letter to Chavan two days back, Hazare has slammed
him for asking the Centre to give green nod to the first phase
of the controversial Lavasa project.

PTI