Top UPA leaders who masterminded Anna Hazare arrest


Kapil Sibal - P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 17: With the government facing mass ire for its insensitive dealing of the Anna Hazare movement against corruption, new and potentially scathing news has emerged on the top UPA leaders who apparently planned the arrest of Anna Hazare.

It has now come out that the three key people who orchestrated the dreadful move is none other than Union home minister P Chidambaram, HRD minister Kapil Sibal and I&B minister Ambika Soni along with law minister Salman Khurshid and parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Bansal who came up with the idea on how to tackle the fast that was snow balling into something bigger than expected.

With Team Anna flexing its muscles in the capital and taking on the administration head-on, the UPA's political managers seem to have misread Anna's campaign all wrong and in the aftermath decided that it was best to arrest the Gandhian. A source has been quoted as saying, "Last time we had to back down because of the upcoming state elections. This time, our senior leaders were confident that the damage could be limited by arresting him."

Quoting laws from the CrPC, the government hoped to silence Anna's campaign. With the thousands supporting the anti-corruption drive, the government seem to have lost the plot on how to handle the explosive situation. Anna's team is hell bent on seeking a revision of the government's version of the Lokpal Bill. This scaled-down version in comparison to the Jan Lokpal Bill is presently with the Parliament"s standing committee.

With the Government maintaining that the Parliament is supreme, the minister trio said that Hazare's preventive arrest was a law and order issue. The government seem to be at the receiving end when Kapil Sibal was booed by students when he was attending a function. Chidamabaram however said that the Delhi Police was acting independently and was not acting upon orders.

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