Congress weakening campaign against corruption: Bihar Dy CM

Bihar Dy CM SK Modi accused the Congress of `attempting to weaken` the campaign launched by the social activist from Maharashtra Anna Hazare against corruption and said the grand old party should take a lesson from the past.

Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 18:01 PM IST

Patna: Bihar eputy Chief Minister SK Modi
on Tuesday accused the Congress of "attempting to weaken" the
campaign launched by the social activist from Maharashtra Anna
Hazare against corruption and said the grand old party should
take a lesson from the past.

"Congress is trying to weaken the anti-corruption campaign
launched by Anna... the party should take a lesson from the
past and cooperate in the fight against corruption", Modi
told reporters.

"It is unfortunate that the Congress is heading for a
collision course against the mass movement against
corruption", he said, adding it might prove dear to the grand
old party.

Apparently referring to the controversy over audio
CD, Modi said it was also unfortunate that a smear campaign
had been launched against the co-chair of the joint committee.

He said the country was witnessing a similar situation
which was witnessed at the time of "complete revolution"
movement by Jaiprakash Narayan in 1973 against former Prime
Minister late Indira Gandhi. Her successor and son Rajiv
Gandhi too had to feel the heat in 1988-89 because of his
mistakes.

"There is also a conspiracy hatched by the Congress to
tarnish Hazare, his associates and trust", he claimed.

The Congress should know the fact that an atmosphere had
been built up against corruption and all the parties should
take a lesson from it and support the Lok Pal Bill being
framed.

PTI