BJP slams Cong for attack on Anna Hazare
Reacting to the strong criticism, the BJP demanded that Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh clarify why their party leaders were using such language.
New Delhi: Slamming the Congress for its
attack on Anna Hazare, the BJP on Sunday accused the ruling party
of creating an "Emergency-like" situation and trying to muffle
the voices against corruption.
"Congress and its government wants to muffle the voices of
those who are speaking against corruption. They should not
shoot the messenger," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
He alleged that the government was creating an
"The government had ordered a lathicharge on peaceful
protesters at Ramlila Ground. It has also unleashed atrocities
on BJP protesters last week. Congress` attitude reminds us of
the Emergency when the opposition voice was muffled. They had
then called Jayprakash Narayan a fascist," Hussain said.
The opposition party`s statement came after Congress
launched an attack on Team Hazare, charging it with
systematically attempting to bring instability in the country
and insulting Parliament before which the Lokpal bill has been
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said also sought
clarification from Hazare over the "serious findings" of
Justice P B Sawant Commission against him and his trusts while
contending that the ideological disposition of the Team Anna
consists of "armchair fascists, overground Maoists, closet
anarchists... lurking behind forces of right reaction and
funded by invisible donors whose links may go back a long way
Reacting to the strong criticism, the BJP demanded that
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh clarify why their party leaders were using such