Amidst two prominent activists resigning from his team objecting to the way the campaign is being run, Anna Hazare on Wednesday hit out at his critics saying he ignores “incoherent” and “illogical” discussions about his movement.
In his latest blog posting during his ‘vow of silence’, Mr. Hazare said, “My movement has given rise to incoherent discussions in political circles and I do not pay heed to them.
“...I have heard illogical discussions and interpretations crop up due to political rivalry and it has been a part of my life for the last 30 years. All this fails to break my spirit.
“This gives me the strength to walk the path I have chosen and will keep going ahead,” he said.
He said it has been proven time and again that a social worker should keep his ego aside and be able to digest insult and humiliation.
“...Only then it is possible for you as a social worker to do some constructive work for the nation. People always throw stones at trees that bear fruits as it is futile to throw stones at bare tree,” the 74-year-old activist said without taking names of any of his critics or detractors.
“I am the keeper of my conscious and ignore what others have to say. My convictions are always matched by my readiness to give them effect. Always walk the path of truth for truth is supreme. No one has dared to wrong the truth,” he added.
His remarks came a day after activists P.V. Rajagopal and Rajinder Singh quit the team objecting to the movement taking a “political turn” and claimed that it was mired in confusion.
Parties like Congress and Shiv Sena have been critical of his movement. Congress leader Digvijay Singh had attacked Mr. Hazare for his alleged RSS support while Sena chief Bal Thackeray criticised Mr. Hazare for initially keeping silent on Prashant Bhushan’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir.