Anna Hazare wants to undermine judiciary through Lokpal: Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday alleged that anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was trying to undermine the judiciary through the Jan Lokpal Bill.

PTI| Updated: Dec 16, 2013, 22:38 PM IST

Ranchi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday alleged that anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was trying to undermine the judiciary through the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"People like Anna Hazare want to bring down the importance of the judiciary, which has its own independent place in a democracy while Parliament has its supremacy," Prasad alleged soon after his release from the Birsa Munda Central Jail here.

He also warned Hazare, who is on the seventh day of his indefinite hunger strike to press for passage in Parliament of Jan Lokpal Bill, saying any effort to lower the judiciary through the anti-graft bill would be dangerous for the nation.
"Lalu Prasad and the RJD have full faith in the judiciary. I am saying this not because I got bail, but I had said it earlier too," the former Bihar Chief Minister said, adding, at no cost Lokpal should be above the judiciary.