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Digvijay slams Team Anna for anti-Congress remarks


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NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and party General Secretary Digvijay Singh today came down on members of Team Anna for their statement that the UPA-led government at the Centre should learn from the BJP-led Uttarakhand government.

Addressing reporters earlier on Wednesday, after the Uttarakhand Assembly passed the Lokayukta Bill, members of the Team Anna said the Congress-led Government at the Centre should learn from the state run by the BJP.

Addressing reporters here, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi said, “Congratulations, Uttarakhand is the first state which has passed the Lokayukta Bill unanimously in the state Assembly. It is in the full spirit of the Jan Lokpal Bill.”

Responding to the remarks by Ms Bedi, Mr Digvijay Singh, countering her claim of Uttarakhand being the first state to have passed the Lokayukta Bill, said Madhya Pradesh, which was formerly under the Congress rule, had already passed the Lokayukta Bill.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Singh said, “I think this thing is quite misplaced. Madhya Pradesh brought the Bill in 1980-81. The Chief Minister is within the ambit of the Lokayukta. So I think this (the Lokayukta Bill passed by the Uttarakhand Assembly) is nothing great unless and until we see the content and the draft of the same.”

Stressing that the statements by Ms Bedi only proved that anything done by the BJP was good for Team Anna, Mr Singh reiterated his charge of BJP and the RSS backing the anti-graft movement by Team Anna.

“Once again, it proves my point that anything that the BJP does is good for Anna’s team, anything that the Congress does is not good for Anna’s team because they feel that Congress is something that is untouchable for them and that is unfortunate,” the Congress leader said.

Warning Team Anna of dangers of associating with the BJP and the RSS, Mr Singh said, “they (Team Anna) should be very careful of the deep rooted game that the BJP and the RSS are playing, which will ultimately land Anna and Sri Sri Ravishankar into trouble.” (PTI)


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