BJP slams UPA for its handling of Hazare's movement

Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi, Aug 25: BJP today (Aug 25) slammed the UPA for its "changing stance" and "hardening of posture" in dealing with Anna Hazare's anti-graft agitation and warned the government against any misadventure in this regard.

In a letter to Hazare, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said he was "shocked" to learn that the government has "backed out" on all the promises made to Team Anna.

"The nation was given to understand by the government that the talks with Team Anna were progressing satisfactorily and that a mutually agreed solution was in sight. I fail to understand where things have gone wrong," Gadkari said.

He wondered whether it was a result of bickerings within the government.

Gadkari said BJP strongly deplores the "changing stance of the government and its visible hardening of postures in dealing with your agitation. The BJP warns the government against any misadventure in this regard." He said the BJP appealed to Hazare to end his fast after the government said a solution was being worked out.

The BJP chief said as his party favours a strong Lokpal Bill, it accepts Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill to be the basis for a strong measure to deal with corruption.

He, however, hastened to add that BJP would not get into "procedural wrangles" on how it was achieved by the government.


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