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Mayawati Extends Support To Anna Hazare's Movement

PTI 17 Aug 2011, 19:46:30 IST

Lucknow, Aug 17: BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today said that her party extends support to social activist Anna Hazare in his campaign against corruption.

“BSP and its government in UP is against corruption and criminalisation of the politics since beginning and the party supports Anna Hazare in his campaign,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here.

She said that no only Anna Hazare and ‘India Against Corruption', the party welcomes all the organisations which are protesting against corruption and criminalisation of politics.

“The manner in which Anna Hazare and his supporters were arrested from their residence in Delhi yesterday was not correct from democratic point of view,” Mayawati said. 

She said that there were some differences between the Congress and members of the civil society over Lokpal Bill introduced in the Parliament and “both the parties should sit together and reach a consensus so that differences could be sorted out and a good law be framed to check corruption.”

Mayawati said  BSP was the only party in the country which have not spared even its ministers, MLAs and MPs for taking law in their hand and got them arrested. PTI