Kejriwal rubbishes Digvijay’s charges

October 20, 2012 11:44 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:14 pm IST - New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday rubbished Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s claim that he had lobbied for an entry into Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council seven years ago, saying he has never approached anyone for this.

“I have never approached anyone for NAC. I never had any desire for being a member of NAC,” Mr. Kejriwal told PTI when asked about Mr. Singh’s claims that he along with Swami Agnivesh had met him for help in getting into NAC in 2005-06.

When contacted, Swami Agnivesh said the meeting is said to have happened six-seven years ago and he does not remember any such meeting.

“The issue which Singh raised happened in 2005-06. Time has passed. I don’t remember whether I met him with Kejriwal or not,” Swami Agnivesh said.

In a letter to Mr. Kejriwal, the AICC General Secretary has described the activist as a “self-serving ambitious megalomaniac” having “streak” of Hitler in him. Mr. Singh alleged that Mr. Kejriwal wanted him to recommend his name for being made a member of the NAC.

On Friday, Mr. Kejriwal said Singh’s letter describing him as a “self-serving ambitious megalomaniac” does not merit a response and it only showed that Congress party was “completely rattled and baffled.”

“Digvijay’s letter to me does not merit a response. Congress seems to be completely rattled and baffled. That is apparent from Digvijay’s letter. Digvijay seems Congress’ last resort,” Mr. Kejriwal had said.

Responding to Mr. Singh’s remarks, Mr. Kejriwal’s associate Kumar Vishwas said, “We have only one thing to say to him. Get well soon.”

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