New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI): Anti corruption crusader Arivind Kejriwal scoffed at the Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's claim that he had lobbied for an entry into Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), and said he had never wanted a seat in a panel which has no powers.
”I have never approached anyone for NAC. This is totally false. I never had any desire for being a member of NAC. I never had an interest in NAC.
”What power does NAC have? What social service it does? Only thing is that one gets to sit and have tea with Sonia Gandhi and that does not interest me,” Kejriwal said, adding Congress has “panicked” and is using its “last weapon” on him.
His response came when asked about Singh's claims that he along with Swami Agnivesh had met him for help in getting into NAC in 2005-06.
When contacted, Agnivesh said the meeting is said to have happened six-seven years ago and he does not remember any such meeting.
”The issue which Singh raised happened in 2005-06. Time has passed. I don't remember whether I met him with Kejriwal or not,” Agnivesh said.
In a letter to Kejriwal, the AICC General Secretary has described the activist as a “self-serving ambitious megalomaniac” having “streak” of Hitler in him. Singh alleged that Kejriwal wanted him to recommend his name for being made a member of the NAC.
On Friday, Kejriwal said Singh's letter describing him as a “self-serving ambitious megalomaniac” does not merit a response and it only showed that Congress party was ”completely rattled and baffled”.
”Digvijay's letter to me does not merit a response. Congress seems to be completely rattled and baffled. That is apparent from Digvijay's letter. Digvijay seems Congress' last resort,” Kejriwal had said.
Responding to Singh's remarks, Kejriwal's close associate Kumar Vishwas said, “We have only one thing to say to him. Get well soon.