Anna charges PM with betrayal

Anna charges PM with betrayal

Anna charges PM with betrayal

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare dashed off open letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday.

In his letter to the prime minister, the crusader charged him with “betraying the faith of the masses on the issue of a proposed Lokpal”.

Questioning the motives without being brash, the social crusader in a caustic manner stated: “Does the government really want the bill? It is sad that you (prime minister) have no feelings or empathy for the masses…your bill seems more keen to lock up the people who are waging war against corruption. A bill which is meant for the people at large should certainly take people’s view into account…but sad to say when a person has no feeling for poor people what can one expect from that leader.”

The crusader also asked Rahul Gandhi to honestly introspect and answer “whether the draft of the proposed bill is really strong enough to rein in corrupt forces? And whether the Congress-led government is really keen to pass a strong anti-corruption bill?”

Hazare hurled the same questions at UP Chief Minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

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