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Get rid of 'street-smart people' around you: Cong to Anna

india Updated: Dec 31, 2011 20:58 IST
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Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday asked social activist Anna Hazare to get rid of "street-smart people" around him and alleged their whole campaign was anti-Congress and pro-BJP.

"I cannot advise Annaji. For God's sake Anna get rid of street-smart people around you," he told reporters on the sidelines of a private function in Bangalore.

Singh said Hazare has unwittingly been driven into the 'quagmire' of the Lokpal controversy kicked up by "street-smart" Team Anna members.

"Team Anna's whole campaign is anti-Congress and pro-BJP, in spite of the fact that BJP opposed giving constitutional status to Lokpal by voting against it in Lok Sabha," he said.

"Not a word from Team Anna and Annaji (against BJP for not voting in favour of giving constitutional status to Lokpal in Lok Sabha). Their whole purpose is to defame Congress," he said.

Moreover, Congress does not enjoy two-thirds majority to pass the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha as some of its allies are not with the party on certain issues, Singh said.

He alleged that Team Anna has taken up Lokpal issue to divert attention from the Sangh Parivars' terrorist activities. "This is not a mass movement. It is driven by BJP and RSS," Singh said.