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Arvind Kejriwal says Anna is agent of this country

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), Sun, 25 Dec 2011 ANI

Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 25 (ANI): Right To Information (RTI) crusader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday rubbished allegations linking veteran social activist Anna Hazare with the Hindu radical outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and said that the latter is just the agent of this country and not of any party or organisation.ejriwal said these are irrelevant allegations, which are being levelled to dampen Anna's clean image.


"There have been repeated allegations that Anna is an RSS agent, Anna is BJP agent; Anna is just the agent of this country, he is not an agent for any party or organisation. And the country is seeing this. When they (government) are left with nothing to talk about, then they are levelling irrelevant allegations against Anna and want to dampen his image by levelling such inappropriate allegation," Kejriwal told the media here.


"But the public understands that all these are irrelevant talks. Why don't they pass the Jan Lokpal Bill?" he added.


Kejriwal further said the government is misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for giving shelter to corrupt officials and politicians.


"The main issue is misusing CBI for giving rise to corruption and sheltering the corrupt people for looting the common man of this country. As Anna is raising his voice on this issue they are trying to dampen Anna's image by calling him an agent for some or the other group," he said.


Congress Party had earlier in the day asked Anna Hazare should clear the air over his alleged links with the RSS.


"Annaji has the right to profess whatever ideology he wants. If he had been in the RSS, or had been a supporter of the RSS or if RSS supports him, then it is his own decision. But, I believe that the purity of thoughts is very important," Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi told the media here.


"One has to be very honest with the ideology he professes, so that the people of the country know what his thoughts and ideologies. Ideology should be hidden. Annaji should clarify if this news is true, whether he had links with the RSS," he added.


Hazare, who has termed the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government to be weak, will be sitting on a three-day token fast in Mumbai to mount pressure on the Centre to bring in a strong anti-graft legislation.


The government introduced the new version of the Lokpal bill in Lok Sabha on Thursday after a lengthy debate during which almost all parties opposed the introduction of the bill in its current form.


The Union Cabinet had earlier on Tuesday approved the Bill for creation of the Lokpal with Constitutional status.


The fresh Bill allows the Lokpal to oversee investigation of cases referred by it by the CBI. But, the Bill clearly mentions that CBI will continue to be under the government's administrative control. (ANI)


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