Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s latest letter to Anna Hazare on Wednesday did not go down well with the party, which disapproved of the move.
“After the Prime Minister’s letter to Hazare, there was no need to send any further communication to him,” party’s media department chief Janardan Dwivedi said.
The censure came hours after Singh within a span of two days dispatched his second communication to Hazare on the RSS support to his anti-corruption campaign. To prove his point, Singh enclosed copies of letters from senior RSS functionary Suresh (Bhayya) Joshi, in which he extended full support to Hazare in his fight against corruption. “How do I believe that you have not read the letter? And if you have not, then it is a more serious matter. As I have stated earlier that people close to you are keeping you away from the actual situation,” Singh wrote in his brief letter to Hazare.
But Dwivedi said it was nothing new. “The whole country knows that RSS and BJP have repeatedly stated that they are with Anna and are making certain arrangements for his campaign,” he said.
A senior leader, who didn't to be identified, later said “issues are more important and not the individuals”. Reacting to Singh’s letter, BJP said it was a known fact and his harping on it proved that the Congress leader was “unwell”.
“Like the Mughal forces used to see Maratha king Shivaji everywhere, he sees the RSS. Now he says he has proof—as if this is rocket science—that RSS had supported Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign... there is no secrecy about it,” party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.