Pune: Welcoming Anna Hazare`s just announced
anti-Congress posture for the forthcoming Assembly elections
in five states, Shiv Sena on Wednesday said the anti-graft crusader
should not limit it to the issue of enactment of the Jan
Lokpal Bill alone.
"Hazare has declared war against Congress, asking people
not to vote for it if it did not pass the Jan Lokpal Bill.
But it would mean that if Congress prostrates before him and
accepts his version of the Lokpal bill, Hazare`s anti-Congress
stand would end," an editorial in the party mouthpiece
It said that Sena wanted a "strong Lokpal" who should
not become a Frankenstein usurping its powers.
"If Anna wants to work for transformation in the country,
it should be welcomed, but let him not limit it to the issue
of Jan Lokpal Bill," it said.
"Anna has appealed to the youth to realise the India of
Gandhi`s dream. Gandhi had dreamt of a `Ram-rajya` and wanted
Congress to be dissolved (after Independence)," the editorial
"Today, Congress is trying to redefine poverty, which it
cannot remove. The rulers are indulging in corruption and
looting the country. The people want the `Ravan-lila` of
Congress to end, so as to usher in Ram-rajya. If Hazare does
not tread carefully, there will be a `ghotala` in the
transformation (he is seeking)," it said.