VHP launds Hazare`s anti-corruption agitation

Lauding anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare`s efforts, VHP said his fast unto death had compelled the government to constitute a Joint Committee of ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 21:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Lauding anti-corruption crusader
Anna Hazare`s efforts, VHP on Saturday said his fast unto death had
compelled the government to constitute a Joint Committee of
ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective
Lokpal Bill.

"We laud Hazare`s effort to fight corruption. it has made
the government reconsider the Lokpal Bill. This is also the
victory of our countrymen`s determination", senior VHP leader
Surendra Jain said here.

He was speaking at a workshop on `challenges in samvatsar
2068`, wherein, he spoke about issues like the Ram Temple
construction, corruption and terrorism.

Concerning the key goals before the organisation in
samvatsar 2068, observed as the beginning of the Hindu New
Year (Navsamvotsav), the VHP central secretary said that
activists should work towards building the Ram Temple at
Ayodhya.

"Now that the way is almost clear to build the temple,
all activists must work towards its construction. This is the
main agenda of the VHP", Jain said.

The organisation plans to mobilise support in Parliament
for the enactment of the legislation in favour of the temple.

The VHP also vowed to fight corruption tooth and nail by
pledging its support to any organisation that fights for the
cause of people, Jain said, adding that the organisation would
also have awareness drives, telling people to speak out
against irregularities and bribe seeking officials in their
localities.

"The other challenge that the nation faces is terrorism
and we denounce that the government has failed to tackle it
effectively. Its failure to hang Afzal Guru, convicted in the
Parliament attack case is an example of this", he said.

The organisation also accused the govenrment of being
"soft" on separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir and said
no action was taken against them when they spoke against the
government while in New Delhi.

"Separtist leaders go scot free even after they make
anti-national utterances in public. Whereas, Hindu leaders and
saints are put behind bars for being nationalists", the VHP
leader alleged.

PTI