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Amar Singh Supports Govt On Lokpal

PTI 20 Aug 2011, 21:58:13 IST

Patna, Aug 20: Rashitrya Lokmanch President Amar Singh today slammed social activist Anna Hazare and supported government on the issue of keeping the prime minister out of the ambit of Lokpal.

Reffering to Hazare's demand for bringing the PM in the ambit of Lokpal, he said “It will limit the PM. If we start having suspicion on the PM then how will this country run?”

He took a dig at Anna for his indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal bill and said it was unfortunate that the farmers of Vidarbha, the region from where Hazare hails, were committing suicide but he was not coming to their help.

Slamming Hazare for taking support from Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan, he asked whether only the five persons who were his aides represented the civil society.

“Are the rest of the people in the country criminals? ... Anna should explain to the nation how (he wished) to fight corruption,” he said. PTI