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Monday, 12 December 2011

Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement a conspiracy: Ashok Gehlot

JAIPUR: Launching a scathing attack on Anna Hazare, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today alleged the social activist's anti-graft movement was part of a "conspiracy by local or foreign forces".

"Anna is directly or indirectly controlled by some local or foreign forces and it appears the atmosphere being created today is a part of some conspiracy..this is dangerous," he said.

"Senior BJP leader L K Advani could not attract more than 5,000 people at his public meeting here a few days back but thousands gathered for Anna's dharna. How do they arrange it? It gives the impression that some forces are working behind it," Gehlot said.

The Chief Minister was speaking after unveiling a folder ahead of Congress' completion of three years at the helm in the state.

Gehlot dubbed as "disgraceful" Hazare's initial reaction after Union minister Sharad Pawar was slapped by a youth in Delhi last month.

"Look at Anna Hazare's is arrogance. It is unfortunate that the man who calls himself a Gandhian and wants to be called as a sign of transformation reacted in a disgraceful manner by justifying the incident," he said.

He also slammed the BJP alleging corruption was rampant during NDA's rule at the Centre and when Vasundhara Raje was Rajasthan Chief Minister.

"Corruption was rampant during the BJP rule in the state and at the Centre. Not only the opposition Congress but BJP leaders also levelled corruption charges againsg Raje," he said.


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