RSS says it is very much part of Anna's movement

Insisting that it was very much part of his movement against corruption, RSS on Saturday said social activist Anna Hazare's comments that there was no support from the Sangh founthead to his Jan Lokpal campaign was beyond its comprehension.

"Anna had made some comments on the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and also indicated that he viewed the letter written by me in support of his movement as a conspiracy. These views, which were published widely in the media, go beyond my comprehension and cause immense pain to me. "It is tragic that a person of Anna's stature too has got influenced by narrow political conspiracy," RSS General Secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi said in a statement.

He was referring to a letter written by Hazare in reply to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh.

"The views expressed in his letter would prove detrimental to the anti-corruption movement only. It will be most unfortunate," Joshi said. Joshi's statement is all praise for Hazare, calling him a man committed to noble ideals and one who has been leading a massive popular movement against corruption in the country.

"The entire credit for the success of this movement goes to him only. I and thousands of other activists of the country are familiar with and inspired by the ideas articulated by him on several occasions and the developmental activity undertaken by him," Joshi said.

RSS maintained that it was very much a part of Anna's movement against corruption both at the Ramlila grounds and across the country.

The Communal Violence Bill is set to come up for discussion at the ongoing National Executive meet of the RSS, Vaidya said.

The organisation will seek opinion from its members across the country on this issue and also hold internal debates to educate its members about the problems with regard to the Bill, he said.

BJP has already labelled the Communal Violence Bill as ‘dangerous’ and one weighing heavily against the majority.

The party has also said it harms the federal structure of the Constitution.

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