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JD (U) welcomes Team Anna's entry into politics

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2012 17:04 IST

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Welcoming Team Anna's entry into politics, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav today refused to comment on whether the Lokpal crusader's outfit will be invited to join the NDA.

"It is an imaginary situation. We welcome their entry into politics. In democracy everyone has got a right to enter into active politics and launch their political parties," JD(U) chief and NDA's convener Sharad Yadav told reporters here.

He was asked whether the NDA will invite Team Anna's yet-to-be-launched political outfit in its fold.

Supporting Anna Hazare's demand for an independent status for CBI and cleansing of the present electoral system, Yadav said, "we also support the independent status of CBI. We also welcome the fact that these people have taken up the issue for cleansing of the Parliament."

Asked why the political leaders are opposing Anna Hazare's methods for bringing in a strong Lokpal bill, he said, "the opposition will be there as their (political leadesr) proposal is for forming a Lokpal through the Parliament only. How can that be possible in the federal structure and without taking the suggestions of state assemblies?"

Observing that there is no alternative to democracy in India, Yadav said, "I want to ask them why they don't talk about the good people in society and in Parliament. There is no other alternative to democracy for this country."

He declined to comment on Team Anna's stand against reservation in jobs and education for backward sections of the society.