Narendra Modi slams Congress over Anna

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 15:21

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi has lashed out at the Congress-led UPA government
accusing it of using `anti-democratic` means to `wipe out`
Anna Hazare`s movement against corruption in the country.
He also expressed concerns about Hazare`s health, as the
fast by the social activist enters the ninth day today.

"Nation is concerned about Anna`s health. Congress talks
of democracy and Parliament, but uses anti-democratic means to
wipe out Anna`s movement," Modi twitted late last night.

"My request to dear tweeples: let us expose each of the
undemocratic means used (by the Centre) to curb Anna`s
movement through tweets," he added.

This is for the first time the Gujarat Chief minister has
commented since Hazare started his fast on August 16.
Modi has been supporting Hazare since the beginning of
his agitation for the Jan Lokpal Bill. He has also been
criticising the Union government on the Lokpal Bill issue and
had accused it of adopting `double standards` with regards to
Hazare and his team.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 15:21

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