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Digvijaya needs mental asylum: Anna

delhi Updated: Jun 11, 2011 16:19 IST

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Social activist Anna Hazare came down heavily on Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh saying he needs to be admitted to mental asylum after the Congress leader accused him of being RSS frontman.

"In Pune's Yerawada there is a mental hospital, he should be taken there," Hazare said after he was informed about Singh's remark that his fast in April was supported by the RSS.

Singh had claimed that Hazare's protest site at Jantar Mantar had a painting of 'mother India' similar to the one used by the RSS.

Meanwhile, Congress on Friday alleged RSS hand in the "sinister design" to destabilise the government and slammed the "present attempt to denigrate democratic institutions" to usurp power.

The government has ruled out any mediation or talks with Baba Ramdev after activist Swami Agnivesh approached senior leader and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in this regard.

Instead, the Congress will aggressively counter the BJP’s “orchestrated campaigns” in the backdrop of Anna Hazare and Ramdev’s anti-corruption movement.

On its part, the Congress came out with an action plan to propagate its views on different issues to counter the BJP’s campaign, including its four-day agitation from June 23 on corruption.

Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said senior central and state leaders as well as Union ministers would hold rallies and media interactions in all state capitals before June 30.

He also released a 15-page booklet “The Congress View on Present Situation” which details the actions taken by the UPA against corruption and black money, the theme of the Hazare-Ramdev campaigns.

With inputs from HT reporters.