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Cong dubs Team Anna as self-appointed preachers

Anna Hazare and his team had shot off a series of letters to the Prime Minister, Rahul and Gadkari.

New Delhi: Congress on Monday rebuffed Team Anna
for shooting off shot off a series of letters to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and BJP president Nitin
Gadkari on Lokpal issue, saying "no self-appointed preachers
of political morals" have the right to lecture the entire
political class.

Party spokeperson Abhishek Singhvi said this "preaching
tone" is "irresponsible" and also suggest "shocking distrust"
towards democracy.

"No self-appointed preachers or guardians of the
political morals have the right to preach to the entire
political class....As far as individual letters are concerned,
it is upon the addressess to reply to it or not.

"The tone and approach of these leters is as if some one
is preaching to people from a high. The approach to presume
that the entire political class is irresponsible. It`s better
you directly come in politics than by such attempts of
preaching the entire political class," Singhvi said.

Anna Hazare and his team had yesterday shot off a series
of letters to leaders, including the Prime Minister, Rahul
and Gadkari, trying to put them on the mat on the Lokpal issue
ahead of Assembly polls in five states.

UP Chief Minister Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief
Mulayam Singh Yadav were the other recipients of letters
signed by Hazare and his team members Shanti Bhushan, Prashant
Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi.

While in the letter to Singh, signed only by Hazare, the
Prime Minister is asked to show some courage to withdraw the
"weak" Lokpal Bill and bring a stronger one, the one to Gandhi
asked the Congress leader whether his party will dare bring
a law on the lines of "strong" Lokayukta law in Uttarakhand.


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