Campaign against Hazare to boomerang: Nitish

Brushing aside allegations against Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant Bhushan, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Monday said the smear campaign against the anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare.

Patna: Brushing aside allegations against
former union minister Shanti Bhushan and his son Prashant
Bhushan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said
the smear campaign against the anti-corruption activist Anna
Hazare, Shanti Bhushan and his advocate son would boomerang.

"As long as I know, the integrity of both Prashant
Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan is intact.... It will rather
boomerang on those who are engaged in malicious campaign,"
Kumar told reporters during his Janata Darbar programme.

In a similar vein, he said both Shanti Bhushan and his
son were competent enough to tackle and give a befitting reply
to those being behind the campaign.

"Those who are levelling such allegations seem to be
dialing a wrong number," he said without naming anyone.

"I recall that sinister attempts were made to malign
former Prime Minister V P Singh in the St. Kitts case. But
ultimately nothing was found," he said.

Prashant Bhushan, who is a member of the newly
constituted 10-member draft committee of the Lokpal Bill along
with his father Shanti Bhushan, has decided to move a contempt
petition in the Supreme Court about a purported telephonic
conversation between him, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and
expelled SP leader Amar Singh, which showed attempts at
influencing a judge.

PTI

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