No Difference Between Congress And BJP, Anna Writes

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NEW DELHI – Anna Hazare tonight hit back at Congress leader Digvijaya Singh saying the charge of RSS support to his anti-corruption campaign was an attempt to defame him and ruled out joining politics or becoming a Presidential candidate.

“You have tried to link me with RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and BJP ( Bharatiya Janata Party). By showing the dispute between them (Congress and BJP), they are trying to mislead the people of this country,” Hazare said in his letter to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

“There is no difference between BJP and Congress as both the parties are misleading the people. You think that by my anti-Congress campaign, the BJP will be benefited, but why is the Congress giving them (BJP) a chance,” he asked.

The letter came in response to Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s letter Tuesday accusing Hazare of links with the RSS.

“I know very well that people throw stones only at those trees which bear fruits. People see the world in the colour of the glasses they wear. I think that the colour of your spectacle is wrong and you should change it,” he said in his eight-page letter.

The 74-year-old Gandhian has sought to puncture the points raised by Singh in his two letters in which the Congress general secretary had claimed RSS was backing Hazare’s Lokpal campaign and that he was surrounded by associates who are anti-Congress.