Hazare seeks to shun RSS influence

The strategy includes emphasis on using more and more symbols of communal harmony and giving programs to strengthen it.

Senior member Arvind Kejriwal made it a point to raise these slogans at the Ramlila grounds. He also announced a program for Monday to celebrate Iftar and Janmashthmi together. Kejriwal raised slogans like Hindu, Muslim Sikh Isaai, Aapas mein Bhai-Bhai(Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christians are brothers).

According to sources, some RSS sponsored organisations are actively participating in the movement and Team Anna wants to curb their influences.

According to sources, the support declared by the RSS has necessitated these steps. “The RSS cadres are actively supporting the movement and slogans like Vande mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai have been their favourite slogans. We need to raise some other popular slogans like Inquilab Zindabad to emphasise its secular character,” said an activist.

“We have never sought any help from RSS or any other communal or tainted organisation. We also do not allow them to influence or take advantage of this movement,” said Prahant Bhushan.

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