Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Leaders of JMM and
BJP in Jharkhand on Tuesday criticised the detention of Gandhian
Anna Hazare and alleged the UPA government was conspiring to
stop his anti-corruption campaign.
Sudhir Mahto, a senior JMM leader and former deputy
chief minister, condemning the police action said, "There was
no need for such an action as Hazare and his team had assured
the government that the fast-unto-death in support of Jan
Lokpal bill would be non-violent and peaceful."
Alleging the UPA government lacked will to rein in
corruption, Mahto strongly advocated for a stringent law to
curb the menace.
Another former deputy chief minister and BJP MLA Raghuvar
Das, along with hundreds of his supporters, sat on a dharna at
Agrico here to protest against his detention and to express
support for his cause.