`Anna`s rigid approach on Lokpal could create problem`

Shashi Tharoor said that if Anna Hazare sticks to his version of Lokpal Bill and opposes any changes in it could create problems.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2011, 15:59 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Former Minister of State for
External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that if Anna Hazare
sticks to his version of Lokpal Bill and opposes any changes
in it could create problems.

"I respect Hazare a lot. What he has done to shake the
conscious of people on corruption is very good," Tharoor said
on the sidelines of an award function at the National
Institute of Design (NID) here.

"But there can be difference of opinion about Lokpal
bill. If Hazare says that only his Janlokpal bill should be
introduced without any changes, then it would create a
problem," Tharoor said.

"After all you have elected us to do your work, then
we must also be allowed to use our judgement," he added.

The former senior advisor to United Nations secretary
general, also spoke in favour of the social networking sites
like Twitter and Facebook and said that like television, radio
and newspaper, it is also a part of new media.

"Social networking media, like Twitter and Facebook,
is basically to reach out to the youngsters. It also helps in
getting response from the people faster. Twitter is like an
interactive `akashwani` where we can ask questions, give
answers, and advice," he said.

PTI