NEW DELHI, Dec 25 � Ahead of Anna Hazare�s three-day fast in Mumbai, Congress and Team Anna were today locked in a confrontation with the Gandhian being dubbed as an �RSS agent� and an �Army deserter�, reports PTI.
Digvijay Singh, a Congress general secretary, also renewed his attack on the 74-year-old Gandhian, alleging he had links with the RSS.
Singh, a strident critic of Hazare, referred to a picture published in a Hindi daily purportedly showing the activist with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh to back his remarks and took note of the denial that he was not linked to the Sangh.
Singh�s party colleague and Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma joined the tirade against Hazare, saying he was a �RSS agent� and an �Army deserter�. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said Hazare should come clean on his alleged RSS links.
�Anna Hazare worked as Secretary with RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh and trained in 1983 in Gonda. See Nai Duniya front page today,� Singh today wrote on his twitter page.
�And he denied any association with RSS! Now whom do we believe Facts with Picture and the claim of RSS or Anna ? I am again proved right,� he wrote on the social networking site.
In an apparent tit for tat response, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi tweeted a picture of Digvijay Singh sharing a dais with Deshmukh and questioned his RSS links.
�Does sharing of the dais make one each other�s agent. Next time shud one sit alone? When two persons share a dais do they become each others agents,?� she asked.
While reacting to the fresh allegations by Congress, another key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Hazare is �an agent� of the country.
�Anna is an agent of our country, when they (Beni Prasad Verma) don�t have anything to say they say these things.�
�Why do they not pass Jan Lokpal bill, Why do they want to keep CBI in their hands? They are trying to ruin Anna�s identity by saying these things,� he added.
Hazare is due to hold his three-day fast at the MMRDA Ground in Mumbai against a �weak� Lok Pal bill from December 27.