Team Anna selectively targeting Congress: Digvijay

Lashing out at Team Anna for targeting Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh on Monday alleged that its intent was political.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Lashing out at Team Anna for targeting Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh on Monday alleged that its intent was political and it was out to create an environment
against the Congress.

"The intent of all Anna team, Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravishankar is political. Corruption is not the issue, their issue is how to create an environment against the Congress party," he said, while asserting there was no question of going back on the issue of strong Lokpal.

Hinting that Team Anna is acting at the behest of BJP,
Singh said, "BJP`s gameplan has been to divert the attention
from Sangh members involved in terror activities."

Recalling a statement made by Rahul Gandhi in Parliament
on Lokpal, he said the opposition party made fun of it when he
suggested that Lokpal should be given a constitutional status.

"Now Anna Team has accepted the fact that Lokpal should
be given a constitutional status," Singh said, asking why
Gandhi is bring targeted when he has not made any other
statement on the issue.

Reiterating his claim that Team Anna`s movement is backed
by political considerations, he said, "Charge of my party and
myself has always been that the whole exercise is entirely
political."

Claiming that Team Anna is selectively targeting the
Congress party, Singh said, "They don`t see corruption in
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Madhya
Pradesh. Only Congress ruled states and the UPA government in
Delhi is their target."

Underlining that the Congress party stands committed to
bring a strong Lokpal bill, Singh said, "There is no question
of going back on this."

PTI