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Hazare stir politically motivated: Digvijay

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday accused noted Gandhian Anna Hazare of maintaining double standards and dubbed the Gandhian�s historic civil society movement against corruption as politically motivated.

Addressing mediapersons here, Singh said that by opposing the Congress which agreed to all the demands of Anna Hazare to bring his fast to an end, Team Hazare has proved that its country-wide campaign against corruption was political. �And every campaign of Team Hazare will remain political,� stressed Singh, pointing out that Anna Hazare was aware about corruption in Congress-ruled States only, and was turning a blind eye towards the loopholes in other States like Gujarat.

The senior Congress leader added that by their adamant attitude, the Hazare team has delayed the implementation of strong laws for eliminating corruption and called out to them to reconcile with the Congress that was in favour of a strong Lokpal Bill to put an end to corruption.

�I doubt how many people have seen the Jan Lokpal Bill insisted by the Hazare team. It is technically impossible for the government to agree to all the conditions of Hazare. So I believe the main issue for all now should be to eliminate corruption through a Lokpal Bill,� said Singh.

Referring to Assam, Singh said that the Congress will fulfil all the promises made to the electorate to ensure development of the State.

�Our party will take all possible measures to allay the fears of the people regarding big dams and gain their confidence,� said Singh.

On the other hand, Singh expressed his satisfaction at the way the peace process was going ahead and hoped that the anti-talk faction of ULFA too will come forward for talks. �To bring peace to the State, all the extremist organizations should come to the dialogue table,� he said.

He announced that the new Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will be constituted by the end of this month. He gave the assurance that he would request the Congress high command to ensure higher representation of Assam in the Union Cabinet.

�In the backdrop of the ethnic diversity in the State, it is very important to have an upper house in Assam. We are discussing this issue and soon a Bill will be placed,� said Singh.

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Hazare stir politically motivated: Digvijay

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday accused noted Gandhian Anna Hazare of maintaining double standards and dubbed the Gandhian�s historic civil society movement against corruption as politically motivated.

Addressing mediapersons here, Singh said that by opposing the Congress which agreed to all the demands of Anna Hazare to bring his fast to an end, Team Hazare has proved that its country-wide campaign against corruption was political. �And every campaign of Team Hazare will remain political,� stressed Singh, pointing out that Anna Hazare was aware about corruption in Congress-ruled States only, and was turning a blind eye towards the loopholes in other States like Gujarat.

The senior Congress leader added that by their adamant attitude, the Hazare team has delayed the implementation of strong laws for eliminating corruption and called out to them to reconcile with the Congress that was in favour of a strong Lokpal Bill to put an end to corruption.

�I doubt how many people have seen the Jan Lokpal Bill insisted by the Hazare team. It is technically impossible for the government to agree to all the conditions of Hazare. So I believe the main issue for all now should be to eliminate corruption through a Lokpal Bill,� said Singh.

Referring to Assam, Singh said that the Congress will fulfil all the promises made to the electorate to ensure development of the State.

�Our party will take all possible measures to allay the fears of the people regarding big dams and gain their confidence,� said Singh.

On the other hand, Singh expressed his satisfaction at the way the peace process was going ahead and hoped that the anti-talk faction of ULFA too will come forward for talks. �To bring peace to the State, all the extremist organizations should come to the dialogue table,� he said.

He announced that the new Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) will be constituted by the end of this month. He gave the assurance that he would request the Congress high command to ensure higher representation of Assam in the Union Cabinet.

�In the backdrop of the ethnic diversity in the State, it is very important to have an upper house in Assam. We are discussing this issue and soon a Bill will be placed,� said Singh.