Some members of Team Anna politicising Lokpal issue: Virbhadra

Reiterating the UPA government’s resolve to enact a strong Lokpal Bill,Union Minister Virbhadra Singh took a swipe at “some members” of Team Anna for “politicising” the issue.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Shirdi | Published:February 3, 2012 3:04 am

Reiterating the UPA government’s resolve to enact a strong Lokpal Bill,Union Minister Virbhadra Singh took a swipe at “some members” of Team Anna for “politicising” the issue.

“Anna Hazare’s demand for Jan Lokpal Bill is justified. Even UPA government wants to bring the Bill,but politics is being played around by some members of Team Anna which is not proper,” Union Minister for Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh told reporters after visiting Sai Baba temple.

Hazare could discuss his demands directly with the government in future by avoiding “some members” of his team,he said without elaborating.

On likely impact of the veteran Gandhian’s campaign against corruption on five states,including Uttar Pradesh,the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister said,“It was witnessed by all that Hazare’s agitation remained restricted to Delhi’s Ramlila maidan and the same was vindicated during his fast in Mumbai.”

Singh’s comments came on the eve of Team Anna hitting Uttar Pradesh,after Uttarakhand,to launch an awareness drive about corruption.

Targeting BSP supremo Mayawati for rising corruption and “failing” the common man,Singh said the Congress would emerge victorious in the northern state owing to an extensive campaign launched by AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi besides party president Sonia Gandhi.

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