New Delhi: On a day when the union cabinet is set to take up the Lokpal Bill for final clearance, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh opened a new front against Team Anna by accusing them of being cruel to 75-year-old Anna Hazare.
Singh wrote on Twitter:”Team Anna being very cruel to Anna. I strongly protest. They all keep 75 year old hungry and have a gala feast at his expense.”
He also questioned Team Anna’s plan to shift the protest venue – if the Parliament doesn’t pass the bill in the current session – to Mumbai. He wrote, “Venue of Anna`s fast shifted to Mumbai. Is the reason cold winter or a greater opportunity to raise funds for NGOs of Team Anna?”
The direct attack by Digvijay Singh on Team Anna comes amid reports that the final draft of the Lokpal Bill doesn’t confirm with key demands by Anna Hazare like bringing the PM under the Lokpal unconditionally and bringing CBI entirely under the Ombudsman.
Meanwhile, key member of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi tweeted: “Unless independent Lokpal replaces Govt for oversight over CBI expect no change in the anti corruption systems. Let`s not b fooled.”
Clearly the stage appears set for another round of confrontation between Anna Hazare and the Congress-led UPA over the Lokpal Bill.