Truth of Hazare-RSS `link` must come out : Cong

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 20:39

New Delhi: With RSS claiming support to Anna
Hazare`s movement and the Gandhian denying links with it,
Congress on Thursday called it a "cat and mouse game" and demanded
that the truth behind the claims and counter claims about
relationship between the two must come out.

"RSS is repeatedly saying that it supports Hazare. If
Anna Hazare finds any contradiction in what RSS is saying or
if he thinks RSS is not speaking the truth, why does not he say
it in clear terms?”

"There is this cat and mouse game that is going. One
organisation says, we are supporting, the other says are not
taking support. The truth behind it must come out in public,"
party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

The Congress spokesperson`s remarks came after the RSS
today said Anna Hazare`s anti-corruption movement had its
support and its activists were not barred from joining the
campaign but the outfit noted it had no `official` link with
the Gandhian.

Reacting to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat`s remarks in this
regard, Hazare denied that RSS was supporting his movement.

"I have no relations with the RSS," he told reporters
at his native Ralegan Sidhi village in Maharashtra while
denying that RSS was supporting him.

"Let them say whatever they want. Yesterday Sonia Gandhi
said something....They are just targeting me. The world knows
who Anna is. What need is for me to be with them," he added.

Bhagwat`s comments had come against the backdrop of
Congress leader Digvijay Singh`s allegation that Hazare has a
nexus with BJP-RSS in the anti-corruption agitation.

The Congress spokesperson at the same time refused to
comment on Hazare`s other remarks or the counter remarks made
on him by politicians including AICC general secretary
Digvijay Singh, saying it is "not appropriate" to react to
every comment of non-governmental organization.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 20:39

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