Swamy congratulates Anna, says bigger battle yet to be fought
Congratulating Anna Hazare for creating mass awareness on the issue of corruption, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today said a bigger battle is yet to be fought.Updated: Aug 28, 2011 21:38 IST
Congratulating Anna Hazare for creating mass awareness on the issue of corruption, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said a bigger battle is yet to be fought.
"Intention of the government is not good, but Anna Hazare stood firmly on his stand. So far only one battle has been won and the bigger one is still to be fought," Swamy told reporters in Lucknow.
He said that the "next battle" would have to be fought jointly by every citizen.
"Anna Hazare's campaign has created awareness among people for which he has to be congratulated. He has shown what a fakir can do," he said while addressing a function to felicitate Vishwa Hindu Parishad president Ashok Singhal.
Swamy said while Hazare was insisting on a stringent law, a person can also be punished under the existing provisions.
"Anna Hazare is emphasising on stringent law. It is right that strict provisions are made. It may take time but a person can be punished under existing law as well," he said.
The Janata Party president said the court has permitted him to argue the 2G spectrum case and use CBI records, and the next hearing would be on September 15.
He alleged that former telecom minister A Raja was not alone responsible for the 2G scam and there were others behind it as well.
He added that corruption has a multi-dimensional effect and it generates black money.
First Published: Aug 28, 2011 21:35 IST