Digvijay Singh attacks Anna, terms him RSS man

Digvijay Singh on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at Anna Hazare saying he once worked as a secretary with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2011, 18:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary
Digvijay Singh on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at anti-corruption
crusader Anna Hazare saying he once worked as a secretary with
RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh.

"Anna Hazare worked as secretary with RSS leader Nanaji
Deshmukh and (got himself) trained in (sangh activities) in
1983 in Gonda. See Nai Duniya front page today," Singh today
wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The Congress leader also referred to a picture to support
his remarks and took strong note of the denial that the
74-year-old Gandhian was not linked to RSS.

"And he denied any association with RSS! Now whom do we
believe Facts with Picture and the claim of RSS or Anna ? I am
again proved right," he tweeted.

Taking a dig on the shifting of the proposed fast to
Mumbai, the Congress leader said the decision was taken not
because of cold in the national capital, but because of the
fact that the team Anna wanted to garner more funds.

"Merry Christmas to Team Anna and also Happy Fund Raising
in Mumbai. Shift to Mumbai from Delhi is because of FUND AND
NOT THAND!," Singh`s tweet read.

Reacting to the allegations, Kiran Bedi, in her tweet,
said, "Does sharing of the dais make one each other`s agent.
Next time shld one sit alone? When two persons share a dais do
they become each other’s agents?"
Earlier, Bedi and another close aide, Arvind Kejriwal, had
slammed the Congress leader for imputing political motive to
their movement for enactment of a strong and robust anti-graft
Lokpal.

Singh had earlier alleged that team Anna had political
ambitions and they were not interested in the formulation of
an effective anti-graft bill that would help them combat
corruption.

Kejriwal had said it was the media which had termed the
government`s version of the anti-graft bill as weak and
described it as betrayal of the people.

Hazare will be sitting on a three-day fast in Mumbai from
December 27 to protest what he has termed as watering down of
the Lokpal bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on
December 22.

Hazare`s team wants the bill to be redrafted to make the
CBI the investigative arm of Lokpal.

PTI