Kapil Sibal ridicules survey by Anna’s team

Ridiculing Anna team`s survey in his constituency on the Lokpal bill, Kapil Sibal said he was surprised why the support was not 100 per cent.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Ridiculing Anna Hazare team`s
survey in his constituency on the Lokpal bill issue, Union
Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said he was surprised why the
support was not 100 per cent.

He was reacting to the claims of the Team Hazare that
an overwhelming 85 per cent of people surveyed in Sibal`s Lok
Sabha constituency Chandni Chowk favoured their version of
Lokpal Bill.

"I am surprised that why is it not 100 per cent? They
are being very modest, I think they are doing a lot of
injustice to themselves," Sibal told reporters on the
sidelines of inaugural session of Australia-India Education
Council.

Hazare`s team claimed to have carried out a four-day
survey on Lokpal bill there. Hazare, who addressed a press
today to give out its results of the survey, claimed its
"interim" results showed 85 per cent of 72,000 responses
counted so far were in favour of Jan Lokpal Bill.

"Four lakh referendum forms were distributed in the
constituency, of which 86,000 forms have been collected till
now. The referendum forms constituted a questionnaire of 8
questions on components of the bill. The result of 72,000
forms has been compiled, rest 14,000 could not scanned as they
got wet due to rains and will be done manually," he said.

PTI