Team Anna hits back at Digvijay

Hisar (Haryana): A day after Digvijay Singh described Anna Hazare as "a mask of all anti-Congress parties", Team Anna today hit back at him for levelling "wild and baseless allegations" and asserted that their movement had "nothing to do" with any political party.

Addressing a public gathering at Arya Nagar here, Hazare aide Arvind Kerjiwal said theirs was "not votebank politics, but politics for the people" and lashed out at those who were trying to create an impression that their movement had the backing of the RSS and the BJP.

"These are wild and baseless allegations and there is no truth in them. Our movement is a people`s movement and we want it to remain so. Our main agenda is to get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed and continue with our fight against corruption. We have nothing to do with any political party," he said.

Team Anna`s campaign has picked up momentum after the arrival of Kejriwal and another activist Manish Sisodia here two days back and they have been holding meetings across Hisar parliamentary constituency urging voters not to support the Congress in the bypoll for its "failure" to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.

"Some people say we are doing politics. We have been saying from the beginning that we are doing politics, but it is not the votebank politics, but politics for the people," Kejriwal said in an apparent retort to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh`s statement yesterday. He said till the time the Bill is not passed in Parliament, their agitation will continue.

"Anna Hazare is a mask of all anti-Congress parties….Anna always says he is not in politics but I have been told, BJP offered him all-party presidential candidate in 2012," Digvijay Singh had claimed at a function in Agra.