RSS targets Digvijaya over photo with Sangh leaders

In response,Singh sought to clarify that he did not attend a RSS function but a Hindu congregation.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 6, 2012 3:50 am

Digvijaya Singh,Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh,who has been flaunting his secular credentials to woo the minority support base in poll-bound UP,today had to defend himself against the RSS’s allegations of playing communal politics.

The RSS today alleged that Singh was a practitioner of “communal vote bank politics”,in the backdrop of a Hindi daily publishing a photograph of him sharing the dais with RSS leaders at a Hindu congregation in the past. “This recent expose of the photograph is the reaffirmation of the age-old communal politics that the Congress has been indulging in right from the beginning. They have no qualms in going to a particular platform for the sake of electoral dividends and in the same breath they have no sense of shame in attacking them publicly for the sake of some other group’s votes,” RSS leader Ram Madhav said.

In response,Singh sought to clarify that he did not attend a RSS function but a Hindu congregation. “This Virat Hindu Sammelan was called by Kanchi seer Sankaracharyaji and I had gone there with the permission of Congress leadership,” he said. He sought to turn the tables by contrasting himself with Anna Hazare as far as the links with the saffron outfit were concerned. “A book has been published about Anna Hazare under a publication of the RSS. What will you say about it? Has the RSS ever written a book praising Digvijaya Singh,” he asked.

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