Cong dares Anna to contest from Chandni Chowk

Congress dared social activist Anna Hazare to contest from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat here after the latter released findings of his team`s survey in Union Minister Kapil Sibal`s constituency on the Lokpal issue.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2011, 19:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday dared social
activist Anna Hazare to contest from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha
seat here after the latter released findings of his team`s
survey in Union Minister Kapil Sibal`s constituency on the
Lokpal issue.

"I had heard about his survey...he could contest the next
Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from Chandni Chowk. Truth will
clearly come out then," party spokesperson Manish Tewari
told reporters dismissing the civil society members`
initiative.
He was responding to questioins on the claims of the Team
Hazare that an overwhelming 85 per cent of people surveyed in
the area favoured (their version) Jan Lokpal Bill.

Hazare`s team carried out a four-day survey on Lokpal
bill there. Hazare, who addressed the press today to give out
its results of the survey, claimed its "interim" results
showed 85 per cent of 72,000 responses counted so far was in
favour of Jan Lokpal Bill.
Another activist Arvind Kejriwal said "seeing these
results the question arises, does Kapil Sibal still represent
the people of his constituency?"

Tewari, however, said Anna and his friends should have
"faith in the wisdom and discretion of Parliament" once the
government tables the Lokpal bill in the House. "You can do
surveys. But you cannot play with the basic structure of the
Constitution," he said.

PTI