A day after social activist Anna Hazare refuted charges that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is backing the anti-corruption agitation led by him, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday wrote yet again to Hazare.
Singh chose to stand by his earlier claim.
Singh's reply — his third letter to Hazare — came despite his party’s official disapproval of the communication between him and Hazare.
In his fresh letter, Singh said Hazare’s “political reply” has lent credence to his claim that the social activist is surrounded by politically motivated people. “Chances are that these people have made you write the letter,” Singh said.
“You have been vocal against Congress but silent on corruption in BJP-ruled states.”
Singh stuck to his guns that the RSS is an active supporter of Hazare’s movement. “But when you say that the Sangh is trying to defame you, it seems you are distancing yourself from the Sangh,” he said.
In his earlier letters, Singh had said: “I am not able to understand what has happened to Anna. Ram Madhav (RSS Spokesperson) was seen on his stage. Thanks were conveyed to Nitin Gadkari from there and a statement was issued by Govindacharya, favouring his acts.”
Singh wondered why Hazare was now avoiding RSS. “Does it not mean being ungrateful?”