Congress links Anna with RSS; ‘Lost its mind’, BJP retorts (Lead)

December 25th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Anna Hazare New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In a fresh political offensive against Anna Hazare, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh accused the crusader of being associated with the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The BJP retorted, saying the Congress has “lost its mind”.

“And he denied any association with RSS! Now whom do we believe Facts with Picture and the claim of RSS or Anna? I am again proved right”, Singh tweeted, referring to Hazare’s photograph with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh in a Hindi daily.

Hazare worked under the leadership of Deshmukh, it reported.

“He (Nanaji) was an RSS activist and at a later date renounced politics and took up social work. The point I want to make is why does Anna Hazare not accept it,” Singh told reporters later.

Another Congress leader, Rashid Alvi, also attacked Anna Hazare, who is set to go on a three-day fast in Mumbai Dec 27-29.

“Anna should come clean on his links with the RSS. Which ideology does Anna follow, is it his personal decision? But there should be some honesty about it; people have the right to know what your ideology is. People must know,” Rashid Alvi told reporters here.

The BJP strongly reacted to the Congress statements.

“The Congress has lost its mind. And it is because of their frustration that they are talking rubbish and asking inane questions which need not be answered,” BJP’s Prakash Javadekar told reporters Sunday.

Meanwhile, Team Anna Member Arvind Kejriwal supported Hazare saying that he is an “agent” of the country.

“It is not a battle for Lokpal it’s a battle of people. They keep saying that that Ann is RSS agent or BJP agent. Anna is agent of this country. They keep levelling baseless charges against him because they have nothing against him. ”

Kiran Bedi, another Team Anna member, tweeted: “Does sharing of the dais make one each other’s agent. Next time should one sit alone? When two persons share a dais do they become each others agents?”

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