If India had a strong anti corruption law, Home Minister P Chidambaram would have been in jail by now, according to Anna Hazare.
Mr. Hazare was addressing the visitors in his hometown Ralegan Siddhi when he said, “You can watch what is happening on TV. Had there been a Jan Lokpal in effect, P. Chidambaram would have been in jail by now. That is why we say, such people (politicians) should be sent home.”
Mr. Chidambaram has been caught in the middle of the 2G controversy, with a note from the Finance Ministry to the PMO accessed through the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and produced in front of the Supreme Court, indicating that Mr. Chidambaram could have tried harder to force A. Raja to auction the spectrum.
This is not the first time that Mr. Hazare has criticised Mr. Chidambaram. He has earlier called him “mischievous and a liar” in his dealings before the 13 day fast at the Ramlila Maidan last month.
Expanding their ambit of the anti graft struggle, Mr. Hazare and his colleagues have now asked for a ‘right to recall’ MPs if the electorate is not happy with their performance.