No point in passing this useless Bill: Team Anna

Team Anna admitted that his fast did not create the desired pressure on govt and said there was no point in passing this "completely useless" bill.

Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 20:16 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after Anna Hazare called
off his agitations on Lokpal, Team Anna on Thursday admitted that
his fast did not create the desired pressure on government and
said there was no point in passing this "completely useless"
bill.

The Core Committee of Team Anna will be meeting in
Ralegan Siddhi on January two and three to decide on the
future course of action as Hazare abruptly announced the
scrapping of the jail bharo agitation and other protest plans.

"The fast was meant to create pressure. Now that on the
first day itself they passed an ineffective and useless bill,
there was no value of that pressure.

"So it was decided that it would not do any benefit and
Anna`s health was not well, so it was called off," Team Anna
member Prashant Bhushan told reporters here after a meeting of
some of the Core Committee members.

On the Lokpal Bill, which is before the Rajya Sabha, he
said, "There is no point in passing this bill. This is
completely useless bill. If it is passed or not, it does not
make any difference."

Kiran Bedi said government bill was "flawed to fail. It
is so designed. Its proposed architecture protects the corrupt
and weakens investigation processes."

Poor crowds and failing health forced Hazare to end his
three-day fast ahead of schedule yesterday as he also
called off all other agitation plans, including a jail bharo
protest and gherao of MPs` residence.

PTI