Launching a frontal attack on social activist Anna Hazare, the Congress today accused Hazare of being involved in corruption. Addressing a press conference, party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “Anna Hazare has violated basic courtesy and has a lot to answer.” He said Justice
Sawant Commission report on corruption had named Anna Hazare. Before sitting on fast against corruption, he should first answer that. His double standard is exposed.
In a late Saturday night response to Hazare who rejected Delhi police conditions to limit his protest to three days and 5,000 people, Singh told the social activist that his grievances needed to be “addressed by the statutory authorities who have taken the decision”.
“My office does not in any way get involved in the decision-making process”, the Prime Minister said.
Hazare accused the government of “deceit” by putting conditions on his agitation and sought the intervention of the Prime Minister asking him to “show courage” and protect his fundamental rights.
Singh said “the terms and conditions on which you are entitled to carry on with your protest are decided by the statutory authorities concerned taking into account the prevailing circumstances and other relevant factors”.
The Prime Minister went on to add “we are all committed to the Constitution of India and to uphold it in both letter and spirit”.