Cong unfazed over Anna`s proposed nation-wide tour

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 00:12

New Delhi: Congress on Friday appeared unfazed over Anna Hazare`s plans to undertake a nation-wide tour before the 2014 general elections to advocate the voters` `right to reject` unwanted candidates.

"India is a democratic country in which everyone is free to agitate on any issue, start a movement and revive it. The Constitution has given the right to every citizen," party spokesman Rashid Alvi told reporters.

The Congress spokesman was responding to Hazare`s plans that after the Jan Lokpal Bill, he will undertake a nationwide tour prior to general elections to plead for the `right to reject` of voters.

Hazare had said the presence of "goondas" posed a threat to the democratic process in the country.

The anti-graft crusader and his team, in a meeting with the Election Commission yesterday, demanded that `right to reject` option be included in EVMs and that two Election Commissioners be given constitutional status like the Chief Election Commissioner.


First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 00:12

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