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Admit Digvijay to a mental hospital, says Hazare

Last updated on: June 10, 2011 20:56 IST

Image: Digvijay Singh
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The war of words between veteran social activist Anna Hazare and the Congress gets uglier by the day.

On Friday the anti corruption crusader, who was in Pune after his token fast in New Delhi two days, slammed Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh.

"There is a mental hospital in Yerawada in Pune, he should be admitted there," said Hazare on Singh.

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Hazare's salvo to Digvijay's rants

Image: Anna Hazare during his anti-corruption agitation in New Delhi
Photographs: Reuters

Hazare made the statement after his attention was brought to Digvijay's statement wherein he had hinted that Hazare was a frontman for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha.

The Congress general secretary allegedly made the claim as the cut out of 'Mother India' that was displayed at Hazare's anti corruption stir in April this year was similar to that being displayed by the RSS.

The social activist alongwith Baba Ramdev have been facing allegations that they are holding demonstrations against the government at the behest of the RSS.

'Linking Anna with RSS is a baseless allegation'

Image: A supporter of social activist Anna Hazare holds up a sign during a campaign against corruption in New Delhi
Photographs: Reuters

However, both have denied the allegations. Digvijay in fact had also asked Hazare to 'distance himself from Ramdev as the latter was being supported by the Sangh Parivar in his stir against the government.'

By targeting Digvijay, Anna has made it clear that he won't take statements linking him to RSS lying down.

Anna's supporters claimed that the RSS is a front of Hazare was an unjust criticism as the social activist in the past has gone on similar anti-corruption crusades against the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government when it was in power in Maharashtra in 1995.

His stir led to the resignation of the Sena as well as BJP ministers.