Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday renewed his attack on the RSS and BJP, saying the RSS was using spiritual gurus to divert attention from its “terror activities”.
Singh said as part of the overall plan, the RSS first used yoga guru Baba Ramdev, then Anna Hazare and was now planning to use Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who would soon start a campaign against corruption.
“I have been saying from day one that all this is a part of the overall plan of the BJP-RSS combine. Plan A is Baba Ramdev, plan B is Anna and plan C is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Maharaj,” said Singh.
“They want to divert the attention of people of this country from the issue of involvement of Sangh activists in terror,” he said. He also asked Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to stay away from the RSS. “I request Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji not to get involved in this,” he said.
Singh said while the Congress has taken steps to check corruption, the BJP has not done much. “The UPA government has taken all possible steps,” he added.
BJP hits back
Slamming Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's remarks , the BJP said Singh was trying to “demonise” everybody who is fighting against corruption. “I compliment Digvijaya Singh for his shameless way of demonising all those who are fighting against corruption. Good luck to him. The more he speaks, the more the Congress will lose its credibility,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Singh’s comments will prove to be a “hit wicket” for the Congress.
“Singh's hit list will prove to be a hit wicket for Congress. It is unfortunate that he is issuing hit lists like a terrorist,” Naqvi said.
Hazare’s maun vrat
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday wrote on his blog that he will continue his maun vrata (vow of silence) on health grounds. His decision comes two days before Team Anna is scheduled to meet in Delhi. The meeting on Saturday will be in the backdrop of controversies surrounding the team.
Hazare, 74, didn't say when he would break the spell of silence he began 11 days ago for 'atma shanti' (peace of soul) and physical rest.
“My health still does not permit me to give up my maun vrata. Maun helps me heal my body from within and outside,” he wrote.
(With PTI input)