Shimla: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday accused Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal of being an agent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also took a dig at the BJP-led Himachal Pradesh government for extending favours to yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust by allotting it land in the state.
“Kejriwal is working like a BJP’s agent. He has never criticised the (Narender) Modi government for not having the Lokayukta in Gujarat. He even did not criticise the BJP governments in Karnataka and Chhattisgarh for corruption,” Digvijay Singh told reporters here.
Singh said Kejriwal’s NGO should be banned as it has received huge funds from abroad.
Slamming the Himachal Pradesh government, the Congress leader, who was here to attend a convention of the All India Kashtriya Federation, said the state had favoured Baba Ramdev’s aide Balkrishna by allotting him a huge chunk of prime land near Chail (in Solan district).
“He (Balkrishna) is a criminal. He has evaded Rs.40 crore income tax and Rs.22 crore sales tax. Notices have been served to him,” he said.
“This (Himachal) government is doing business with Baba Ramdev by extending favours and the Congress party would expose its misdeeds,” Singh added.
The CBI Friday arrested Balkrishna in a case regarding alleged fake documents submitted to get an Indian passport in his name.
Welcoming the decision of Rahul Gandhi to play a bigger role in politics, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh said: “Rahul deserves bigger role in the government.”
On registration of criminal cases against former union minister and five-time former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, Singh said: “This is just a political vendetta. He will surely come out clean (from the cases).”