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Is parliamentary democracy bad? Digvijaya asks Kejriwal

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today attacked Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for his reported remarks that ‘rapists, murderers and looters’ are sitting in Parliament and asked, "If parliamentary democracy is bad, does Kejriwal have another model in mind?" Ramdev backs Kejriwal over comments against MPs

delhi Updated: Feb 27, 2012 14:07 IST

Condemning Arvind Kejriwal's statement on Parliament and MPs, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that the Team Anna member must explain in which type of system he believes.

"I condemn Kejriwal's comment on the Parliament. He must tell that if Parliament is bad, parliamentary democracy is bad then in which type of system he believes-- dictatorship or single party rule," Digvijaya told reporters in Lucknow.

He asked Kejriwal to speak the truth about himself and how many times he had violated the orders of the government.

Alleging that BJP's line was the line of Team Anna, he said, "they never speak against BJP and Congress is always their target".

The Congress leader claimed that they were piqued with the fact that despite their opposition Congress was getting the support of the people.

"They are campaigning on the issue of Right To Reject. But it must be told that till the fifth phase of polling percentage of such people was not even .001%," he said.

In reply to a question, Digvijaya alleged that Ramdev and Team Anna were two sides of the same coin. "They all are A, B and C teams of the RSS. I have always held that RSS is an organisation which does not believe in democratic values.

Those who do not believe in democratic values are guided by this organisation".

He said the government must investigate into foreign funding of all such organisations, who have been agitating on the issues concerned to development and cause government instability.

The Congress leader said that the party would either get majority or emerge as the single largest party in UP polls.

Kejriwal is reported to have said at an election rally on Saturday: “In this Parliament, 163 members have cases of heinous offences against them. In this Parliament, rapists, murderers and looters are sitting. How can you expect Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed by Parliament?”

First Published: Feb 27, 2012 09:03 IST