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Amar Singh Questions Anna Hazare's Movement

PTI 18 Aug 2011, 13:31:47 IST

Lucknow, Aug 18: Ousted SP leader Amar Singh, who had a face-off with Shanti Bhushan over a CD that allegedly showed him talking about fixing a judge, today said there will always be questions on Anna Hazare's movement till the lawyer and his son Prashant accompany the Gandhian.

“Anna Hazare is a matured person for a social campaign, but political weapons are needed in politics. Political war cannot be fought on the streets, it will only be complete in the Parliament,” Amar said on the sidelines of an Iftar party here.

“Till the people like Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan are on his side, a question mark on the credibility of his campaign would continue,” he added. The Rashtriya Lok Manch chief Amar Singh said Hazare's campaign is not worthless, but it has a dark spot. “We want him to be a spotless moon.”

According to a recently surfaced CD, Bhushan allegedly heard talking to Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav about a judge who could be bribed for Rs 4 crore for a desired verdict. Singh said during freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi gave people a political alternative in form of Congress and political leaders like Jawhar Lal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

“Hazare should tell what alternative he has and who will be the Prime Minister if Manmohan Singh is removed,” Singh said. Singh said on the issue of keeping the Prime Minister out of the ambit of Lokpal he supports the government.

“It will limit the PM. If we start having suspicion on the PM, then how this country will run," he said. PTI