RSS will rope in Ravi Shankar now: Digvijay
New Delhi: Upping the ante, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today alleged that the anti-corruption stir by Anna Hazare and Ramdev were part of an over-all plan of RSS- BJP to divert attention from Sangh`s "terror links" and warned spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar that he too could be used by them.
The AICC general secretary said that while Ramdev and Anna Hazare were plan A and B of the Sangh-BJP, Sri Sri Ravishankar is Plan C and asked the spiritual guru to be "wary" of the two organisations.
Singh remarked on the microblogging site Twitter "Plan A, B and C are of Sangh/ BJP to divert the minds of the people from their involvement in terror activities to corruption." Later talking to reporters, he said that Plan A of this over-all scheme has been Baba Ramdev, B is Anna and C is Sri Sri Ravishankar.
"I hold Sri Ravi Shankarji in high esteem and have done a course in the Art of Living as MP CM in 2001. He should be wary of Sangh/ BJP," Singh remarked in another post on twitter.
Reacting to it, Sri Sri said, "People write so many things. I do not react to every comment. Everybody is entitled to his views." Singh, however, told reporters that all this is a part of an over-all plan of RSS-BJP combine to "divert" the attention of the people of the country "to corruption from the issue of involvement of Sangh activists in terror activities" in Malegaon, Modasa, Hyderabad, Ajmersharif and Samjhouta Express."
Claiming that the UPA government under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has taken "all posstible steps" including to bring Right to Information (RTI) Act and making Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act stricter to check corruption, Singh charged that BJP`s record on action over charges of corruption has been "pathetic".
Reacting sharply to Singh`s charges, BJP said the Congress leader was attempting to "demonise" all those who are fighting against corruption. "I compliment Digvijay Singh for his important plan of almost shameless way of demonising all those who are fighting against corruption. Good luck to him. The more he speaks, more the Congress will lose its credibility," chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Singh has in the past accused RSS of "spreading terrorism and making bomb factories". Following the anti-graft agitation by yoag guru Ramdev and Team Anna, the Congress leader has alleged that they were being backed by the Sangh.
Noting that the UPA has taken action against corrupt people in spite of the fact that they were allies, Singh questioned, "Why BJP did not register a case against its former president Bangaru Laxman under Prevention of Corruption Act when he was caught on camera taking money?
"Why was the BJP MP Dilip Singh Judev not sent to jail when he was caught on television cameras accepting bribe. Why a case was not registered against Jaya Jaitley whe she was caught on tape striking deal with arms-dealers in the house of then Defence Minister George Fernandes?"