‘Team Anna fears govt`s bill stronger than theirs’

Sriprakash Jaiswal said the civil activists were targeting the govt as they fear that a Lokpal Bill stronger than their version is on the anvil.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 21:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Launching an attack on Team Anna,
Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday said the civil
activists were targeting the government as they fear that a
Lokpal Bill stronger than their version is on the anvil,
denying them the credit they are aspiring for.

"They (Team Anna) fear that government will bring a Lokpal
Bill that will be stronger than their version and the credit
that they have been aspiring for would be diluted. I guess,
that is why threats are being issued and allegations are being
levelled," the Coal Minister told reporters here on the
sidelines of a function.

Because of this, Team Anna campaigned against Congress in
recently-held Lok Sabha by-poll in Hisar, Jaiswal contended.

On the visits being undertaken by spiritual leaders like
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Baba Ramdev in poll-bound Uttar
Pradesh, he claimed it would help his party in the forthcoming
state elections.

"I think their visits to UP would be very beneficial for
the Congress, although I don`t think these are political
visits. Everyone has the right to visit any part of the
country, including the dharm gurus," said the Congress leader
from Uttar Pradesh.

He, however, refused to elaborate how the visits will help
Congress in the forthcoming state elections.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been asking the people of UP to
take a vow - not to take bribes and not to give bribes.

PTI