‘Anna aides trying to become power brokers’

In the backdrop of Team Anna`s Parliament barbs, Cong leader Digvijay Singh accused team members of trying to become power brokers.

Bhopal: In the backdrop of Team Anna`s Parliament barbs, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday accused team members of trying to become "power brokers" with no faith in democracy.

"I feel that members of Team Anna do not have any faith
in democracy and yet they want to become power brokers without
going through elections," Singh told reporters at his
residence here.

He further said that most members of the team had
"dubious credentials and lacked moral authority".

"It was because of all this that the team (Anna) members
were abusing Parliament and parliamentarians," he said.

The Congress general secretary also said that it had
become "apparent" that Team Anna members had absolutely no
faith either in democracy or democratic institutions.

"One of the team members, Arvind Kejriwal had during his
service flouted rules with total impunity. Similarly, another
team member Kiran Bedi had used concessional tickets to fly
Indian Airlines and when this happened she was not worried
about morality or any other such thing," Singh claimed.

Sharpening his attack further, the senior Congress
leader said, "The BJP became disenchanted with Anna Hazare the
day he refused to take support of RSS".

"In my view, BJP is a party having at least three faces.
The party had one face when it is in power, another when in
opposition...but in reality it is a truly commercial party in
all ways," he charged.

On the murder of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh, the
former chief minister said that the law and order in the state
has totally "collapsed" and the ruling BJP has been unable to
do anything to improve the situation.

Taking a dig, Singh said that the chief minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan was fond of talking all the time about
the `Ladli Laxmi Yojana` but the number of malnourished
children is going up in the state.

"When I was chief minister, malnutrition was under
control and the fact that it was going up now showed that the
Yojana had failed totally," he said.

When asked about the Army Chief General V K Singh`s
allegations that an offer of Rs 14 crore bribe was made to
him, Singh said that the general should have filed a FIR in
this regard.

"Since a CBI enquiry has been ordered into the matter,
I do not want to say anything further on it," he said.

When told that pictures of former prime minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee would be displayed in all government schools
in Madhya Pradesh, he said: "I have no objection if Vajpayee`s
picture is displayed along with other great leaders".