New Delhi: Extending support to Anna`a
crusade against corruption, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday
criticised the government for his arrest saying it was a
reminder of the days of the Emergency.
The arrest of the social activist amounts to murder of
democracy and showing disrespect to the feelings of people,
VHP chief Ashok Singhal said in a statement here.
"The government is intoxicated by the lust for power and
corruption and wants to crush all voices raised against it.
The government action in arresting Anna Hazare for no reason
reminds one of the days of Emergency in 1975," Singhal said.
He said instead of taking action and concrete steps
against corruption and black money, the government was bent
upon "throttling" voices against it by "use of force".
The VHP chief called upon people to raise their voice
against such "autocratic" attitude of the government at
different places across the country so that it does not dare
initiate any such steps in future.