Hazare should reconsider teaming with Swami Agnivesh: Bitta

All India Anti-Terrorist Front Chief Maninderjeet Singh Bitta asked social activist Swami Agnivesh to clear his stand on naxalism and appealed Anna Hazare to reconsider his decision of taking support from him.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 18:04 PM IST

Ghaziabad: All India Anti-Terrorist Front
Chief Maninderjeet Singh Bitta on Sunday asked social activist
Swami Agnivesh to clear his stand on naxalism and appealed
Anna Hazare to reconsider his decision of taking support from
him.

"Anna Hazare should reconsider his decision of taking
support from Agnivesh in the movement as Agnivesh has no
ethical ideas against corruption," said Bitta.
He said that Agnivesh must clear his stand before the
nation about his involvement with naxalites.

Swami Agnivesh had earlier called for a review of the
cases of people who have been jailed for allegedly being Naxal
sympathisers. He also worked as a mediator between government
and naxals during the abduction of Malkangiri Collector R V
Krishna in February.

Praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Bitta said,
"Hazare movement is also supported by the Prime Minister and
in first meeting with Hazare and other activists he assured to
consider the change in Lokpal Bill."
Bitta was talking to media persons today in Maharaja
Aggarsen Bhawan here.

Talking about the controversial CD, containing purported
conversation between eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan and
political leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, Bitta
said that the timing of it is suspicious, it should have been
exposed in 2006.

He said that Amar Singh can not weaken the movement
against corruption.

Regarding terrorism Bitta said that India has taken a
tough stand in past against Pakistan on the issue and Pakistan
must punish all those terrorists who were involved in 26/11
attack in Mumbai.

PTI