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Anna refutes charges of foreign funding

By The Assam Tribune

RALEGAN SIDDHI, June 12 � Trashing allegations that his movement against corruption is foreign funded, Anna Hazare today hit back at the UPA daring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to spell out which are the external forces behind it, reports PTI.

�It is wrong to call me anti-national. The government says I am a traitor. If I am, then put me in jail,� he said.

Addressing a press conference here, Hazare said allegations against his team were to divert attention from the demand for a strong Lokpal Bill and that if anti-corruption crusaders are viewed in this way, it is unfortunate.

�They (ministers) said that there are foreign powers behind Team Anna. They blame us but who are these foreign powers. They did not tell. What foreign power, which country, they did not tell. Such false accusations are not right,� he said.

�If the Prime Minister sees the anti-corruption activists as anti-nationals, that is unfortunate for the country. If the Prime Minister feels that foreign powers are behind Team Anna, then it is necessary that he clearly tell the citizens who are those forces,� he said. Hazare said a common person levelling allegations was a different matter but when PMO levels such charges it is serious.

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Anna refutes charges of foreign funding

RALEGAN SIDDHI, June 12 � Trashing allegations that his movement against corruption is foreign funded, Anna Hazare today hit back at the UPA daring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to spell out which are the external forces behind it, reports PTI.

�It is wrong to call me anti-national. The government says I am a traitor. If I am, then put me in jail,� he said.

Addressing a press conference here, Hazare said allegations against his team were to divert attention from the demand for a strong Lokpal Bill and that if anti-corruption crusaders are viewed in this way, it is unfortunate.

�They (ministers) said that there are foreign powers behind Team Anna. They blame us but who are these foreign powers. They did not tell. What foreign power, which country, they did not tell. Such false accusations are not right,� he said.

�If the Prime Minister sees the anti-corruption activists as anti-nationals, that is unfortunate for the country. If the Prime Minister feels that foreign powers are behind Team Anna, then it is necessary that he clearly tell the citizens who are those forces,� he said. Hazare said a common person levelling allegations was a different matter but when PMO levels such charges it is serious.