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No `written speech`, speak from heart: Bedi to PM

The member of erstwhile Team Anna, Kiran Bedi said what people need is a "measurement tool" of performance of the government from their Prime Minister.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: On the occasion of 66th Independence Day, member of erstwhile Team Anna Kiran Bedi on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to speak “straight from his heart and mind rather than read a written speech”.

The former IPS officer said it would help the PM connect with the common man.

Bedi took to micro-blogging site Twitter to say: “We the people demand a `direct address` from our PM and not a `read out speech`. Can our PM pl care to do?”

Commenting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s speech, Bedi said: “The Prime Minister says we have passed Lokpal Bill etc. Does not say what kind of bill? One which weakens CBI further! Banks on people’s legal illiteracy.”

She said what people need is a "measurement tool" of performance of the government from their Prime Minister in which a commoner becomes a stakeholder.

"PM`s speech indicates what may be done. Problem is in the how, the who and even the when (with eye on votes)? Huge Trust deficit!" she said.

None of the programmes and assurances are possible without integrity and administrative willingness. How does that happen is the key challenge, she said, adding the country has two key challenges before it. "Political corruption and bureaucratic insensitivity. Both require right leadership for change," she added.

(With PTI inputs)

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