New Delhi: With Congress pushed to a distant
third in Hisar bypolls, Anna Hazare on Monday said the party
should take cue from the result and ensure passage of Jan
Lokpal Bill in winter session of Parliament or else he would
personally campaign against it in upcoming assembly elections.
Hazare warned that the condition of Congress "would
worsen" further if it does not learn a lesson from the poll
debacle in Hisar.
"If the Congress still has not learnt a lesson from these
polls then the condition would worsen further hence Congress
should take a cue and pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the winter
session," he said in his latest blog posting.
"Hisar saw Team Anna`s workers campaigning for the
anti-corruption cause but next, for the Assembly elections, it
will be me, Anna Hazare, who will personally rally for the
cause. I feel it is necessary for the well-being of the
society and the nation at large," he said.
He said Congress should stop blaming Team Anna and
instead take strong steps for creating stricter laws against
corruption in the ensuing winter session.
"It is becoming difficult for the common man to survive
because of corruption. The denial for Congress arises out of
people`s enduring capacity which has crossed its limit," he
Haryana Janhit Congress chief Kuldeep Bishnoi, who was
supported by BJP, won the Hisar bypolls defeating INLD`s Ajay
Chautala. Congress` Jai Prakash was in the third position.
Team Anna had campaigned against Congress in Hisar after
the party refused to give an undertaking that it will support
Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.
The decision to oppose Congress in the bypolls did not
go down well with some sections as they argued that the Team
had earlier set Winter Session of Parliament as a deadline for
the passage of the bill.