No permission to Anna`s fast "undemocratic": BJP
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Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 21:40
New Delhi: BJP on Friday dubbed as "undemocratic" the government's refusal of permission to Anna Hazare to go on a fast against the Lokpal Bill, saying it "is an attempt to throttle and scuttle the voice of the people" against corruption.

"We are of the firm belief that any individual, civil society, organisation or political party, which raises its voice against corruption, has a right to do so. Congress, which is deeply involved in corruption, has no moral courage to fight corruption. They want to crush, throttle and scuttle any voice raised against corruption," BJP spokesperson Jagat Prakash Nadda said.

BJP also described the union cabinet-approved Lokpal Bill as a "ploy to hoodwink" the people.

"We will fight out democratically all anti-democracy designs of Congress. The government is not serious about checking corruption," Nadda said.

BJP wants the Prime Minister to be brought within the purview of the Lokpal but the government Bill does not say so. There are other points of differences as well.

The opposition plans to voice its differences with the Bill in the Standing Committee of Parliament and when it comes up for debate in the House.


First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011, 21:40

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