NEW DELHI, July 25 – Team Anna today launched an indefinite fast raising the pitch against the UPA government and attacked new President Pranab Mukherjee on the issue of corruption amidst sloganeering by a group of suspected NSU(I) activists who protested against the agitation, reports PTI
Minutes after Anna Hazare and his close aides took the dais at Jantar Mantar around noon, a group of around 20-30 members among the crowd wearing ‘I am Anna’ caps shouted slogans against Arvind Kejriwal but were removed from the venue.
A minor scuffle ensued but no one was injured. The protesters were taken out of the venue where they continued sloganeering against Kejriwal.
Team Anna member Kumar Vishwas, meanwhile, said they would release an audio clip, which, he claimed, was recorded by a volunteer. Activists suspected to be of the NSU(I) are purportedly taped saying ‘Give Anna a push and beat up Arvind and Manish’, he said.
V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the PMO, dubbed as “baseless and unfounded” the allegations levelled by Team Anna that NSUI activists had tried to disrupt their agitation.
“The allegations are unfounded and without any fact. They are trying to divert the attention of the people by levelling such allegations,” he said, adding that Congress has full faith in democratic principles and not in violence. – PTI