Saturday, August 13, 2011

Police impose terms on Hazare

The stage was set once again on Saturday for a confrontation between Team Anna and the government. While the anti-corruption activists rejected the Delhi Police's demand that they restrict the turnout as well as the duration of the fast the Gandhian is set to start from August 16 to press for a Jan Lokpal, the Prime Minister brushed aside an appeal to intervene in the matter.

While co-activists Shanti Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal termed the police's demand "unconstitutional", Anna Hazare made a direct appeal to the PM. "You are 79 years old and occupy the highest position in the country. What else do you want from life? Show some gumption and take concrete steps. We are willing to sacrifice our lives for the country and look to the leader of the country to give us an appropriate place," Anna said reading out from a letter to the PM.

Manmohan Singh responded to the Gandhian leader's appeal by suggesting that his grievances could be addressed by appropriate authorities.

IMO: Hmm, Manmohan Singh is almost sounding like a 19th Century Englishman occupying India and patience is even wearing thin on 20th Century English politicians in England. Maybe there should be a better understanding all round

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