New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday hit back on the Rashtryia Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a day after a newspaper revealed his old link with the right-wing Hindu organization and published a photograph of him with Rajju Bhaiya- its former chief - and VHP’s Ashok Singhal.
In his reaction to the development, the Congress leader wrote on the micro-blogging website Twitter, “I am obliged to RSS for doing research on me. They should now withdraw all the disgraceful remarks they have made against me and apologise.”
Taking on the right-wing organization, he said, “RSS would keep on supporting BJP. How can they kill the goose, which lays golden eggs for them? By simply making a statement against BJP inducting corrupt leaders won`t do.”
He even asked the RSS "to show guts by taking some action" and said that after induction of corrupt leaders in BJP it should withdraw support to the party.
Attacking the main opposition BJP for its double-speak on corruption, he wrote, “Corrupt leaders` induction in BJP is done with initiative of their hand-picked Nitin Gadkari. Would they ask for his resignation?
He also sought the BJP cadres to withdraw the legal notice sent to him for his criticism of the party. “Ask their cadres to withdraw Legal Notices sent to me.”
Both RSS and BJP stepped up their attack on Singh after the publication of the controversial photograph.
RSS’ Ram Madhav said that Singh has a lot to answer now. He added that the Congress leader was suffering from “foot in mouth syndrome”.
In the photograph, Singh was seen sitting on a dais with Rajju Bhaiya and Singhal. The occasion was the ‘Virat Hindu Sammelan’ organised in Haridwar in 1997.
In his defence, the Congress leader said he was invited to the function by the Kanchi Shankaracharya.