Hazare backs Kejriwal over remarks against MPs

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 23:51

Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday
claimed his teammate Arvind Kejriwal had "concrete proof"
regarding charges of corruption against parliamentarians and
it was up to the Lok Sabha Speaker to conduct an inquiry into
them.

"Arvind has told me that he has concrete proof about
charges of corruption in respect of parliamentarians.

Parliament is a sacred temple of democracy and therefore these
charges should be inquired into by the Speaker," he told a
Marathi TV channel at his native village Ralegan Siddhi near
here after returning from Delhi.

Hazare also said if Kejriwal was found guilty in the
inquiry, he too can be punished.

"It is not a question about Anna Hazare. People are
suffering from price rise because of corrupt practices and
their patience is being tested. We have to think of the
consequences if corrupt persons enter Parliament," the 74-year
-old Gandhian said.

The veteran social activist had undertaken a day-long
fast in the national capital on March 25 to demand adequate
protection for whistleblowers fighting corruption.

Kejriwal, a Magsaysay Award winner, had alleged many MPs
were corrupt and faced a slew of criminal charges.

His remarks were widely condemned in Parliament by all
MPs cutting across party lines.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 23:51

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