Team Anna prejudiced, alleges LJP

LJP on Monday alleged that Team Anna is "prejudiced" against Parliament as it is issuing the "threat" without waiting for passage of the legislation.

Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 17:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Taking exception to Anna Hazare`s
announcement of going on a fast from December 27 on Lokpal
issue, LJP on Monday alleged that Team Anna is "prejudiced"
against Parliament as it is issuing the "threat" without
waiting for passage of the legislation.

"We have a political system and Parliament is supreme. So
without giving an opportunity to bring the Lokpal legislation
in the House, one should not hold out a threat like this. That
means you are prejudiced," LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan told
reporters.

Taking a potshot at Anna`s claim that he is a Gandhian, he
said, "When a minister was slapped, he said `only one slap`.
"Flogging for drinking is also not Gandhism. Some people
are misleading public in the name of Gandhi."

Paswan also strongly advocated for non-inclusion of CBI in
the Lokpal.

"CBI should be independent. Government should make it
autonomous. We are not in favour of bringing CBI under
Lokpal."

Hoping for reservation in Lokpal, he said, "We are
hopeful that there will be reservation in the Lokpal. We are
demanding it for long. Since no political party is opposing
it, government should not have any problem in it."

"Government has always claimed it was working in favour
social justice. We are waiting for the moment to congratulate
the government and opposition for bringing quota in Lokpal
after the cabinet decision," Paswan said.

PTI