Gorakhpur: Insisting that it was very much
part of his movement against corruption, RSS today said social
activist Anna Hazare`s comments that there was no support from
the Sangh founthead to his Jan Lokpal campaign was beyond its
"Anna had made some comments on the RSS Chief Mohan
Bhagwat and also indicated that he viewed the letter written
by me in support of his movement as a conspiracy. These views,
which were published widely in the media, go beyond my
comprehension and cause immense pain to me.
"It is tragic that a person of Anna`s stature too has
got influenced by narrow political conspiracy," RSS General
Secretary Suresh "Bhaiyyaji" Joshi said in a statement.
He was referring to a letter written by Hazare in reply
to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh. "The views
expressed in his letter would prove detrimental to the
anti-corruption movement only. It will be most unfortunate,"
Joshi`s statement is all praise for Hazare, calling him
a man committed to noble ideals and one who has been leading a
massive popular movement against corruption in the country.
"The entire credit for the success of this movement goes
to him only. I and thousands of other activists of the country
are familiar with and inspired by the ideas articulated by him
on several occasions and the developmental activity undertaken
by him," Joshi said.
RSS maintained that it was very much a part of Anna`s
movement against corruption both at the Ramlila grounds and
across the country.