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Cong asks power seekers to seek it through polls

delhi Updated: Nov 03, 2011 12:53 IST
Sri Sri Ravishankar

With Sri Sri Ravishankar announcing his intentions to go ahead with his proposed tour in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Congress today said that aspirants of political power should seek it directly through polls and not by camouflaging themselves.

"In a democracy, everyone is entitled to yatras and abhiyans and no one should be scared of politics in democracy. But if power and politics is the object then it would be better for such aspirants to directly get into it and seek political power through elections and not camouflage," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told PTI.

Singhvi's comments came even as the spiritual guru made it clear that his proposed tour in Uttar Pradesh will be a routine satsang (religious congregation) which has no "ulterior motive or political agenda".

Senior Congress leader in charge of party affairs in Uttar Pradesh Digvijay Singh has also targeted Ravishankar for his alleged proximity with BJP attacking him for releasing a book of BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

RSS and BJP were trying to use him as their Plan-C after the Plan-A (Baba Ramdev) and Plan-B (Anna Hazare) to divert attention from Sangh terror, Singh had said.

"No ulterior motive or political agenda should be attached to Sri Sri's Uttar Pradesh tour. It is a regular satsang-tour. Sri Sri holds around 200 to 250 satsangs a year in different parts of the world," an Art of Living spokesperson today said about the Sri Sri's tour.