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Hazare should reconsider teaming with Swami Agnivesh: Bitta

india Updated: Apr 25, 2011 10:45 IST

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All India Anti-Terrorist Front chief Maninderjeet Singh Bitta on Monday asked social activist Swami Agnivesh to clear his stand on naxalism and appealed Anna Hazare to reconsider his decision of taking support from him.

"Anna Hazare should reconsider his decision of taking support from Agnivesh in the movement as Agnivesh has no ethical ideas against corruption," said Bitta.

He said that Agnivesh must clear his stand before the nation about his involvement with naxalites.

Swami Agnivesh had earlier called for a review of the cases of people who have been jailed for allegedly being Naxal sympathisers. He also worked as a mediator between government and naxals during the abduction of Malkangiri Collector R V Krishna in February.

Praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Bitta said, "Hazare movement is also supported by the Prime Minister and in first meeting with Hazare and other activists he assured to consider the change in Lokpal Bill."

Bitta was talking to media persons today in Maharaja Aggarsen Bhawan here.

Talking about the controversial CD, containing purported conversation between eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan and political leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, Bitta said that the timing of it is suspicious, it should have been exposed in 2006.

He said that Amar Singh can not weaken the movement against corruption.

Regarding terrorism Bitta said that India has taken a tough stand in past against Pakistan on the issue and Pakistan must punish all those terrorists who were involved in 26/11 attack in Mumbai.