Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Sunday said the RSS supported anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for its overall "Congress Mukt Bharat" plan. The AAP hit back, saying the Congress had no desire to reinvent itself.
"When I said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was behind Anna movement, no one believed me, I was called Mad. But ultimately I was proved right and I would be this time too," Digvijaya Singh tweeted.
When I said RSS was behind Anna Movement, no one believed me I was called Mad. But ultimately I was proved right & I would be this time too.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 15, 2015
Kejriwal is a part of the overall plan of RSS for a Congress Mukt Bharat. I know I would be abused by both RSS and Kejriwal fans.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) February 15, 2015
The Congress leader also said that Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party swept the Feb 7 elections winning 67 of the total 70 seats, too was part of the overall plan of the RSS to eliminate Congress from Indian politics.
"I know I would be abused by both RSS and Kejriwal fans," he wrote in the message.
In response, AAP leader Ashutosh reacted saying that Congress was not interested in reinventing itself.
"More Digvijay speaks, better for AAP. It proves the point that Congress has no new perspective to reinvent itself. Old idiom needs to be replaced," he said in a message on a social media website.
To the Congress leader's charge that AAP does not have any ideology, Ashutosh retorted: "Congress can't understand AAP", and sought to pose the same question to Digvijaya Singh, asking him to explain what his own party's ideology was.