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Kejriwal slams Digvijaya, says never lobbied for NAC

PTI  New Delhi, October 20, 2012
First Published: 11:48 IST(20/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:38 IST(20/10/2012)

Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday rubbished Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's claim that he had lobbied for an entry into Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council seven years ago, saying he has never approached anyone for this.

"I have never approached anyone for NAC. I never had any desire for being a member of NAC," Kejriwal told PTI when asked about Singh's claims that he along with Swami Agnivesh had met him for help in getting into NAC in 2005-06.

On Friday, Kejriwal wrote on Twitter that Singh's letter demonstrated the Congress was "completely rattled and baffled" apparently with his campaign.

"Digvijaya's letter does not merit a response. Congress seems to be completely rattled and baffled. That's apparent from the letter. Digvijaya seems Congress' last resort," he said.

When contacted, Agnivesh said the meeting is said to have happened six-seven years ago and he does not remember any such meeting.

"The issue which Singh raised happened in 2005-06. Time has passed. I don't remember whether I met him with Kejriwal or not," Agnivesh said.

In a letter to Kejriwal, the AICC general secretary has described the activist as a "self-serving ambitious megalomaniac" having "streak" of Hitler in him. Singh alleged that Kejriwal wanted him to recommend his name for being made a member of the NAC.

On Friday, Kejriwal said Singh's letter describing him as a "self-serving ambitious megalomaniac" does not merit a response and it only showed that Congress party was "completely rattled and baffled".

"Digvijaya's letter to me does not merit a response. Congress seems to be completely rattled and baffled. That is apparent from Digvijaya's letter. Digvijaya seems Congress' last resort," Kejriwal had said.

Responding to Singh's remarks, Kejriwal's close associate Kumar Vishwas said, "We have only one thing to say to him. Get well soon."


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