Centre behaving like an autocrat: BJP

Castigating Congress leaders and ministers for allegedly targeting social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Wednesday alleged the Centre was behaving like an autocrat.

Patna: Castigating Congress leaders and
ministers for allegedly targeting social activist Anna Hazare
and yoga guru Ramdev on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Wednesday alleged
the Centre was behaving like an autocrat.
Congress ministers and leaders were talking of `teaching
a lesson` to Hazare like Ramdev, who was forcibly bundled out
of Delhi, for his announcement on launching of an indefinite
fast from August 16 to bring a powerful Lokpal Bill, Bihar BJP
chief C P Thakur told reporters here.

"Everybody has the fundamental right to launch
agitation to protest against policies or decisions of the
Centre ... Any repressive measure in this connection will be
construed as nothing but autocracy and insult to human
values," he said.
"It is sad to have such comments from representatives
of a democratic government," Thakur said and lashed out at the
Manmohan Singh government for its alleged failures to check
corruption.

Corruption has reached such a level that it was
endangering the security of the country, Thakur said adding
BJP would take the agitation against corruption to
village-to-block level.

PTI

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