The war of words between Digvijay Singh and Team Anna on Sunday saw the Congress leader accuse the social activist of harbouring Presidential ambitions while the Gandhian’s aides charged the ruling party with engaging in politics of deceit and corruption.
Speaking at the All-India Kshatriya Federation convention in Agra, Mr. Singh -- who is the Convenor of the body -- said, “I don’t know how true it is but I have been told that Anna has been offered to be made the all-party candidate for the Presidential elections in 2012. Anna always says he is not in politics but I have been told, BJP offered him all-party presidential candidate in 2012.”
Mr. Hazare’s associate Arvind Kejriwal hit out at Mr. Singh and the Congress, saying, “Some people say we are doing politics. We have been saying from the beginning that we are doing politics. But we don’t do party or vote bank politics but politics for the people.”
“They (Congress) do politics of corruption, of power, of dishonesty and betrayal,” he added.
Mr. Kejriwal also criticised Mr. Singh for his reported comments that Hisar bypoll was not important for the Congress.
“I think this is an insult to the voters of Hisar and they should see and figure out for themselves that Congress is openly saying it does not want their votes, then why should they vote for the party,” he said.