Is it okay to pressurise Parl? Chavan asks Anna

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan said the activist should introspect if it is right to "pressurise" Parliament.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011, 23:50 PM IST

Mumbai: On the eve of Anna Hazare`s 3-day
fast for a stronger Lokpal Bill, Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said the activist should introspect if
it is right to "pressurise" Parliament, whilst it is engaged
in debating the bill.

"We must not forget that in a democracy, the
Parliament alone is entitled to pass all the legislations.
Anna should also examine if it is good to pressurise the
Parliament in this way," Chavan told reporters on the
sidelines of a function to mark Central Bank of India`s
centenary.

Chavan said Hazare should have waited for another 2-3
days for Parliament to discuss the Bill and then gone ahead
with his proposed fast.

The state government will extend all help for the
agitation being held at the Bandra Kurla Complex in the city
as per the rules but will not entertain any special demands,
Chavan stressed.

Chavan expressed hope that the agitation would be peaceful
with no law and order issues and would not in any way affect
the common man.

PTI