Ralegan Siddhi, Oct 7: The RSS claim that it was part of the anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare today (Oct 7) set off a new controversy with the Gandhian dismissing the claim and Congress leader Digvijay Singh saying his stand has been vindicated.
Debunking the RSS claim, Hazare told reporters, “nobody approached me. Not a single RSS worker met me or approached me. How are they saying this? I don’t know.”
He was reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks at the RSS’ annual Dussehra rally in Nagpur on Thursday that its volunteers “are already active in all movements against corruption without craving for their own position and credit”.
Referring to Bhagwat’s claim, Digvijay Singh said that he stood vindicated by RSS chief’s statement that the volunteers of his organisation had taken part in the recent anti-corruption agitations. Singh said he had all along maintained that the RSS was part of Hazare’s agitation for a strong Lokpal Bill and his stand has been vindicated now. He said on many occasions he had to face strong criticism for making such statements, but now he has been proved correct.