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Swamy charges Team Anna behaving like Naxalites

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi
New Delhi, 16 March (Asiantribune.com):

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday alleged that Team Anna was behaving like "Naxalites" as they were "not keen on solutions" and instead bent on dragging the issue of corruption.

"Though Anna Hazare is spreading the anti-corruption movement and wants a strong Jan Lok Pal bill to tackle the menace, his team members are behaving like Naxalites,” Swamy told newsmen, in Nagpur. "Team Anna was not keen on solutions but dragging the issue and was more interested in defaming the system," he said.

He also targeted Kiran Bedi, without naming her, and said, "some Magsaysay award winners...are not the only intellectuals in the country to teach the rest."

On the ongoing spectrum issue, Swamy said he decided to move the Supreme Court -- challenging the trial court order which held that home minister P Chidmbaram did not indulge in any criminal conspiracy in the 2G case and refused to make him an accused in it -- as he was hopeful to get justice. "The lower court judge could not understand the law of Prevention of Corruption Act properly though it was 50 percent in my favour. The Spectrum case is not an IPC crime like rape or murder..Chidambaram acted with a criminal mind. Hence, I approached the apex court," Swamy said.

He said that earlier also he received several setbacks in lower courts but higher courts have given him justice.

Also, Swamy said that his next mission was to expose alleged irregularities and huge corruption in Air India.

On UPA government, he said after presidential elections this year, it will collapse and mid-term elections are imminent. To a question, he ruled out the possibility of formation of a Third Front and said, apparently referring to TMC, "You see how political parties are behaving. They are the possible constituents."

-Asian Tribune-

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