New Delhi: In the wake of Team Anna asking people not to vote for the Congress in October 13 Hisar by-polls, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday hit back at the civil society group.
In an ‘open letter’ written to Anna Hazare, Singh said “(Prashant and Shanti) Bhushans and Kejriwal are using you for political gains”.
The Congress general secretary asked Hazare to trust Parliament, which endorsed his three demands on the anti-corruption Lokpal bill, and wondered why he had still asked people to vote against Congress.
"If you are seen along with the corrupt in your fight against graft, how will the menace be curbed."
Singh said it was good that clean people like Hazare joined mainstream politics.
"You must think who is benefiting from your decisions. When you oppose the Congress, who are you seen with," Singh asked.
He further wrote, “You have been gheraoed by anti-Congress people. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s support to your cause raises questions about you.”
"Your statements that you are not aware of RSS supporting your cause, raise doubts about your credibility," Singh said.
"Whenever I have mentioned involvement of RSS with your anti-corruption movement, you have suggested I be sent to a lunatic asylum," he added.
Singh also took a dig at the BJP, saying the opposition party wants to make Hazare its Presidential candidate.
He questioned Team Anna’s stance that they do not have any political party’s backing, asking why hasn’t Hazare said anything against the BJP.
“BJP didn’t do anything to bring back black money,” he wrote.
The Congress general secretary also noted in the letter that RTI was his party’s flagship programme.