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Hazare should have politicians by his side: Swamy

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 16:18

Chennai: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Tuesday advised anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to partner with politicians in the movement and said he is surrounded by NGOs which are "bogus".

"Unfortunately, Hazare is surrounded by NGOs who are
bogus. He needs politicians to handle politicians," Swamy told
reporters here.

He praised the Gandhian`s campaign for an "effective"
Lokpal bill, but said "the basic error of Hazare was to keep
the politicians out."

"His team should have some politicians," Swamy said.

On the controversy surrounding the CD containing
purported conversation between former Law Minister Shanthi
Bhushan, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and ex-SP
leader Amar Singh, Swamy questioned "why didn`t those who were
aware of the CD approach the police?"

On the demand for Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddurappa`s resignation over illegal mining issue, Swamy said
there was no need for that.


First Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 16:18
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