Wednesday, November 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Clarify stand on reservation issue: Digvijay to Anna

Clarify stand on reservation issue: Digvijay to Anna

Agencies Posted online: Wed Nov 09 2011, 14:47 hrs
New Delhi : Asking Team Anna to clarify its stand on reservation
issue, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said he suspected
"political ambitions" behind Anna Hazare's decision to expand his
committee to include Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Muslims.

"Anna expanding his committee to include Dalit Tribals Muslims and
Youth. Vote Bank? Political ambitions? Reservation quota ? May be!,"
Singh, who had recently alleged that the Gandhian was being used as a
"scapegoat" by his team members to fulfil their political ambitions,
commented on the microblogging site Twitter.

The Congress leader in another tweet asked Hazare and Kejriwal to
clarify their stand on reservation saying that they had earlier
opposed it.

"Anna and Kejriwal should clarify what is their stand regarding
Reservation. Both have opposed reservation publicly," Singh tweeted.

On Monday, Hazare had said he plans to restructure his Core Committee
to also give representation to religious minorities, tribals, dalits
and youths to strengthen the campaign against corruption.

In yet another teaser, the AICC general secretary asked Hazare to
clarify his stand on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's statements against
North Indians.

"Anna should also clarify what he has to say about Raj Thakre's
statement against North Indians. He had supported Raj Thakre on this
issue," Singh said.

Singh's remarks have come on a day when Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan said it is "amply clear" that Anna Hazare's
associates want to join politics and asked them to be open about it.

"....staying out (of politics)and tacitly supporting or opposing any
party is not done," he told a Marathi channel.

In a letter to Chavan two days back, Hazare has slammed him for asking
the Centre to give green nod to the first phase of the controversial
Lavasa project.

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