Congress has always misused CBI: Anna Hazare
Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said it was wrong to presume that the CBI acts of its own volition and alleged that Congress had always "misused" the central investigating agency.
Asked about the CBI raid on DMK leader M K Stalin's residence immediately after the party withdrew its support to the UPA government, Hazare told reporters, "Everybody knows that the CBI is under government's control. If it is brought under the Lokpal's control, it would help in curbing corruption."
Hazare alleged that Congress had always "misused" the agency, even though it has some good officers in its fold.
"It is not that all people with the CBI are bad. But they are subjected to pressure as they have their jobs to protect. Congress has always misused it," he alleged.
When asked to comment on the UPA allies leaving Congress, Hazare said the party was losing the sympathy of the people because of the corruption associated with it. "Congress is taking wrong steps. People have lost their sympathy for the party as responsible ministers in the government too are involved in scams," he added.
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 210