‘Hazare functioning under instigation from BJP’

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy alleged that social activist Anna Hazare was being instigated by the BJP.

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2011, 20:27 PM IST

Puducherry: Minister of State for
Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged that social
activist Anna Hazare was being instigated by the BJP, although
the Prime Minister was taking steps to curb corruption and the
Lokpal bill would be tabled in the coming Parliament session.

"Hazare is acting under the instigation of BJP, as
seen by his team meeting BJP leader L K Advani yesterday," he
told reporters here.
He pointed out that the UPA government, as part of
efforts to curb corruption had set up 54 special courts across
the country and planned to establish 71 more as opposed to the
situation when BJP-led NDA was in power "when nothing was done
to combat corruption."

"One can now see corruption flourishing in BJP ruled
states and hence BJP has no right to speak about corruption",
he said.
Referring to the increasing incidents of crime against
women in Uttar Pradesh, he said law and order in that state
was "in a shambles" and demanded that Chief Minister Mayawati
spare no effort to ensure protection of women in her state.

PTI