No proposal from government: Kejriwal

August 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As activist Anna Hazare’s fast for a strong anti-corruption bill entered its seventh day Monday, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said they had not received any proposal for talks from the government.

“No one has approached us,” said Kejriwal, a close confidant of Hazare.

“The prime minister tells you (media) that they are ready for talks. We are asking them through you again and again, where should we come for talks and whom to meet,” he said.

“Then the news comes from official sources that they are willing to talk, we cannot even react to that as long as we don’t get a concrete proposal,” he said at Ramlila ground.

Rejected allegations of promoting hooliganism, Kejriwal said that there was nothing wrong in urging people to protest in front of their MPs.

“What is wrong if Anna is asking people to go and ask their MPs to make their stand clear. Annaji is not saying you indulge in hooliganism, Annaji is not saying you indulge in violence…,” Kejriwal said.

“Otherwise what is democracy, democracy is not only going and voting once in five years and then handing over your destiny for next five years in the hands of some other people,” he said.

Kejriwal also accused MPs of not visiting their constituency. He, however, made it clear that Team Anna had no intention to topple the government.

“This promotion of corruption act which has been brought, either it should be changed and Jan Lokpal bill passed… Making the government fall is not our aim,” he said.

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