Anna takes on Sonia, says Congress not willing to root out corruption
Patna: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare said that he was not at all impressed with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's assurances that the Lokpal Bill will be passed in the upcoming Budget Session, and added that the ruling Congress Party at the Centre has no intention of having a corruption free country.
Talking about the letter written by Sonia Gandhi, Hazare said they have been giving false assurances to the people from the last two years and have no intention of having a corruption free country. "Recently, I received the letter from Sonia Gandhi which assured that the Lokpal Bill would be passed, but they have been giving these assurances from last two years and are cheating us. If they were willing to bring the Lokpal Bill, then it does not take two years for that," Hazare told the media here.
"They are not formulating the bill which shows that there intentions are not good and they are not willing to root out corruption from the country and that is the reason they are delaying things," he added. Gandhi had earlier written a letter to Hazare with assurance that the Lokpal Bill will be passed in the upcoming Budget Session.
Hazare said the issue is not just limited to corruption, and added that there is a need to bring change in the whole system.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 962