New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): A day after Anna Hazare wrote a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi asking her to rein in her ministers, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has stated that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government should stop making silly and baseless charges against leaders of the anti-corruption movement.
"It is time leaders in the Government and Congress stopped such silly and baseless charges against leaders of the anti-corruption movement, whether it is Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev. This whole effort smacks of a sinister conspiracy to protect all corrupt people," said RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav.
"It seems that the government is not serious about the issues that have been or are being raised by the leaders of these movements and the people at large. They keep finding lame excuses. The important thing today is there is corruption, there is black money and there is zero tolerance for these things in society," he added.
Anna Hazare in his three-page letter to Sonia Gandhi said that her party leaders and ministers were "telling lies" to defame him.
Hazare also said that the politicians are trying to mislead people on issues.
"I request you to ensure that responsible leaders from your party should not resort to character assassination and mislead people on the Lokpal Bill," Hazare wrote in the letter.
"If the Congress party has any concrete evidence, please make it public," he added.
He also criticized Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi for his statement that the social activist was a "mask" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
"If the responsible leaders in the party and government resort to spreading lies, it is not good for the future of the country. Many senior leaders in your party have said that I am a mask of BJP and RSS," Hazare wrote.
"In the 73 years of my life, I have never gone close to any party or front because there is corruption everywhere," he added. (ANI)