Anna should introspect, says Bal Thackeray

Anna Hazare should introspect why and due to whom his fast for a strong Lokpal bill at the MMRDA ground here, fizzled out, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said today.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 13:57 PM IST

Mumbai: Anna Hazare should introspect why
and due to whom his fast for a strong Lokpal bill at the MMRDA
ground here, fizzled out, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said
today.

"Even his favourite media turned against him and are
giving sensational news on how the agitation turned out to be
a flop show," Thackeray said, in an editorial in party mouth-
piece `Saamana`.

There was no need for Hazare to sit on fast when
Parliament was debating the Lokpal Bill, the Sena patriarch
said.

"The people leading movements on social issues should
have enormous patience and not lose their cool," he said.

The one who leads the agitation should mobilise people
and prepare them for the agitation through a well planned
strategy, Thackeray said.

Advising the anti-graft crusader and his team, Thackeray
said, "Care should be taken to see that the country`s enemies
do not take advantage of instability and anarchy created
during the agitation."

"People have understood that there is politics and war of
words over the issue of corruption. People have also not liked
the way Team Anna is making the septuagenarian sit on fast and
threatening the people`s representatives," he said.

"The drama of Jantar Mantar and Ramlila did not work in
Mumbai as the people of Maharashtra do not like such dramas,"
the Sena supremo said.

PTI