Cong steps up attack on Anna, calls him 'unelected dictator'
In stepped-up attack on Anna Hazare and BJP-RSS, Congress today dubbed the Gandhian as an "unelected dictator" who is reading the script of forces attempting to destabilise the country".delhi Updated: Jun 13, 2011 19:51 IST
In stepped-up attack on Anna Hazare and BJP-RSS, Congress on Monday dubbed the Gandhian as an "unelected dictator" who is reading the script of forces attempting to destabilise the country".
"The greatest danger to the democracy is from the unelected dictator....If democracy faces its biggest peril, it is from the tyranny of the unelected and tyranny of the unelectable," party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters without naming Hazare or BJP or RSS.
When told that he was describing Hazare as an "unelected dictator", Tewari said "these are not my words... I have made a generic statement".
Apparently sending the message across to Hazare and his colleagues that they should not take the engagement with the government for granted, he said there can be only one veto in Indian democracy and that is in the hands of people and "not any one individual."
Hitting out at the civil society representatives led by Hazare, Tewari said now there has been "violence in language" of those who have been claiming to be Gandhians and it appears that they have been reading the script of forces out to destabilise the country.
As Congress leaders have been accusing Hazare and Ramdev of being 'masks' of BJP-RSS for sometime, Tewari conceded there has been a change of the party's attitude towards them once it was known that they were "instruments of forces attempting to destabilise the country".
On the controversial statement of party general secretary Digvijaya Singh favouring inclusion of the Prime Minister in the proposed lokpal bill, Tewari said Singh has already clarified that it was his personal view.
First Published: Jun 13, 2011 19:37 IST