Cong does not reveal stand on Team Anna`s invite

Congress refused to spell out its stand on Team Anna`s proposal to invite leaders of all political parties to Jantar Mantar.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 23:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday refused to spell
out its stand on Team Anna`s proposal to invite leaders of all
political parties to Jantar Mantar to put their views on
Lokpal Bill.

"We`ll cross the bridge when we come to it," Congress
spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury said when asked whether the
party leaders would go if invited.

Replying to a question, she said Anna Hazare and his team
were in politics but in the garb of being apolitical.

Team Anna had earlier invited leaders of all parties to
Jantar Mantar on December 11, when Anna Hazare plans to sit on
a day-long fast, to put their views on Lokpal Bill.

The invitation to politicians is a deviation from Team
Anna`s stand on previous occasions when it did not allow
politicians to share its platform.

A Team Anna spokesperson had earlier said that formal
invites were being sent to parties. Hazare will be sitting on
a day-long protest demanding a strong Lokpal Bill.

In the past, Hazare had said that he would not invite any
politician to his fast. He had said they can come and sit with
protesters but cannot share dais or make speeches.

PTI