They watch blue films, tear bills in temples of democracy: Kejriwal
"Parliament and assemblies are temples of democracy and they watch blue films in temples, tear bills and throw chairs," Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal today said on twitter that may lead to another controversy. Is parliamentary democracy bad? Digvijaya asks Kejriwaldelhi Updated: Feb 28, 2012 09:15 IST
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Monday attacked the parties and the leaders who criticised him for his alleged remarks against MPs and said that Parliament and assemblies are temples of democracy and they watch blue films, tear Bills and throw chairs in the 'temples'.
Kejriwal tweeted: "India has been dictatorship of party high command. Time to make it truly by, of and for the people."
He said: "This Parliament has 15 MPs facing murder charges, 23 attempt to murder, 11 cheating section 420, 13 face kidnap charges."
"In UP, 5 people accused of rape have been fielded by parties. Shud we expect them to deliver India out of corruption and crime?" he further tweeted.
He also said on twitter that till the character of Parliament and assemblies is changed, there is no hope.
He asked: "When we question them, they say u don't have faith in Parliament. How can we have faith that such people will deliver India out of poverty?
"Parliament and assemblies are temples of democracy and they watch blue films in temples, tear Bills n throw chairs," he also tweeted.
Earlier on Monday Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh attacked Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for his reported remarks that ‘rapists, murderers and looters’ are sitting in Parliament.
The senior Congress leader said on Twitter: "If Parliamentary Democracy is bad, does Kejriwal have another model in mind? Dictatorship? Army Rule? One Party Rule?"
"Team Anna wants people to vote out corrupt people. We would like to know did Anna cast his vote in Panchayat Elections in his village," Digvijaya also tweeted.
Arvind Kejriwal was attacked by different political parties also for his alleged remarks and RJD national general secretary Ram Kripal Yadav said on Sunday, “RJD will bring a privilege notice during the budget session of Parliament.”
The RJD also urged the Centre to immediately arrest Kejriwal on sedition charges.
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?”
Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Sunday said it was an insult to parliament and people of the country who elect MPs and MLAs.
“Parliament has a majority of those people who are willing to do anything for the country. They reach there through hard work. Such statements not only insult the democracy and parliament, but also insult the people of the country,” said Alvi.
First Published: Feb 27, 2012 10:05 IST