No need for Anna Hazare to start movement in UP: SP

Samajwadi Party said that there was no need for Anna Hazare or the members of civil society to start a movement in Uttar Pradesh as the party is capable of fighting against corruption on its own.

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2011, 17:46 PM IST

Ballia: Samajwadi Party on Saturday said that there
was no need for Anna Hazare or the members of civil society to
start a movement in Uttar Pradesh as the party is capable of
fighting against corruption on its own.

SP is competent to fight against corruption and the party
had been doing so from the last four years...there is no need
for Hazare or his supporters to launch a movement in the
state, Leader of the Opposition Shivpal Yadav told reporters
here.
On being asked about party`s stand on Lokpal Bill, Yadav
said that a decision would be taken when the bill will be
tabled in Parliament.

Earlier, SP had requested social activist Hazare to come
to UP and raise voice against corruption by the Mayawati led
government.

"SP is fighting corruption prevailing in the Mayawati
government for the past four years. We request Hazare to come
to UP and raise voice against corruption prevailing here," SP
state president Akhilesh Yadav had told reporters on April 11.
The Congress too had demanded Hazare to launch a
movement in the state.

"The UP government has created records of corruption. We
request Gandhian Anna Hazare that like Maharashtra where he
did a satyagrah against corruption by ministers, he should do
the same in UP," Digvijay had told reporters on Thursday last.

Yadav, when asked about a possibility of alliance with
other parties before the UP Assembly elections said that the
decision would be taken by the party high command.

PTI

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