BJP deserves black flags, not the PM: Cong

Last Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 22:02

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday termed as
"unfortunate" the protest against the Prime Minister in
Amritsar and said Team Anna should have shown black flags to
BJP leaders who are responsible for not passing of the Lokpal
Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said Congress and its
allies got the Bill passed in Lok Sabha where they have got
majority and in Rajya Sabha, it was hoping that the BJP, which
was championing the cause of Lokpal, would support it but the
opposition party did not do so.

"So, they deserve to be shown black flags. It is our
party`s commitment to get the Bill passed in the Budget
Session," he said.

Alvi also wished speedy recovery to Anna Hazare, who has
been admitted in a Pune hospital and "prayed for his long
life".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur
were today shown black flags by supporters of anti-graft
crusader Anna Hazare at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

A handful Hazare`s supporters, including women, raised
slogans against corruption and in favour of Lokpal as soon as
Singh and his wife came out after paying obeisance at the
Golden Temple.
PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 22:02

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