Anna supporters hold protest against Congress MP

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 18:50

Indore: Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday held a sit-in outside the residence of Congress MP Sajjan Singh Verma, who had served a privilege
notice against key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal.

The agitators led by the core committee member Mayank
Gandhi raised slogans against Verma while justifying
Kejriwal`s utterances.

Verma has sent the notice to Kejriwal for his alleged
controversial statement against MPs during a rally in February
in which he reportedly termed them as "rapists, murderers
and plunderers".

"The issue on which Verma had sent the notice to
Kejriwal is full of truth and we are ready to repeat this
truth over 100 times. Verma should serve a similar notice
to us also," Gandhi said.

However, Verma, who has refused to budge from his
stand, told reporters that Kejriwal insulted the parliament
which is considered as the highest temple of democracy.

"Kejriwal`s comment against this sacred house is
totally unacceptable and the MPs will not tolerate it," said
Verma who represents Dewas Lok Sabha seat.

"During discussion with Team Anna they demanded that
I should withdraw the notice, but I did not find any merit
in their argument which compel me to think about taking it
back," Verma added.

Meanwhile, Verma has claimed that he has been
receiving threatening phone calls after sending the privilege
notice against Kejriwal.

"Unidentified persons have threatened me over phone
and warned me that if I won`t take back the notice against
Kejriwal, it will not be good for me," the MP said, adding he
has not filed any complaint with the police in this regard.

Verma also said that the numbers through which he has
received the threatening calls are saved in his cellphone and
if required he will approach the police.

Meanwhile, Team Anna`s Core Committee member Mayank
Gandhi said he sought to condemn the threatening calls if they
are received by Verma.

"However, I am confident that none of the members of
Team Anna had tried to intimidate him," he added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 18:50

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