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Team Anna HITS BACK at MPs: Bitter truth bound to hurt

Last updated on: March 27, 2012 14:50 IST

Team Anna HITS BACK at MPs

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Raising its pitch against Members of Parliament, Team Anna on Tuesday asked lawmakers whether the "good MPs" will support 162 of those with a criminal background or demand the cleansing of Parliament.

The team also warned lawmakers that people were watching them.

The reaction came as Parliament was set to take up Janata Dal – United chief Sharad Yadav's notice for motion to censure members of Team Anna following their utterances against MPs.

"Will 'good' MPs today stand by 162 MPs with criminal backgrounds or would they demand cleansing of Parliament? Whole country would watch today," prominent Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

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Image: Anna Hazare with Arvind Kejriwal


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'Parliament time could be put to better use'

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Another key member Kiran Bedi tweeted, "Can our Parliament while debating a resolution condemning Team Anna pass a creative/strategic vision of what Parliament ought to be and how?"

MPs in Lok Sabha had hit out at Team Anna on Monday for using derogatory language against Parliamentarians and political parties during Anna Hazare's one-day fast in Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

Defending himself, Kejriwal on Monday claimed that the current Parliament has a "serious problem of credibility" as there are 162 lawmakers with criminal records.

Bedi said, "Parliament time is preciously expensive. It could be put to better use by resolving issues -- parties won't give tickets to tainted candidates."

She said any government official with 'doubtful integrity' is denied a promotion, but there was no such provision for MPs.

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Image: Kiran Bedi with Anna Hazare


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'It is the bitter truth and it is bound to hurt'

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"Please listen to your voters' appraisal," she said.

"We appeal to the Parliament to pass a strategic vision which includes zero tolerance towards 'judicially-charged MPs'. It will help restore trust," she added.

She also touched upon films which contain dialogues against politicians.

"How about total recall of dialogues of movies where politicians are shown corrupt/immoral but are still cleared by Censor Board, any privilege against any one?

"When the anti-corruption movement exposes stark realities, it is the bitter truth and it is bound to hurt some entrenched mind sets. It is understandable," she said.

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Image: The Indian Parliament


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