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Updated: November 12, 2011 19:35 IST

Over 90% constituents of star MPs back Lokpal, claims Team Anna

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According to a “referendum” by Team Anna, voters of Rae Bareli and Amethi won't return Sonia Gandhi and his son Rahul respectively if they fail to support the Lokpal Bill. File photo
PTI According to a “referendum” by Team Anna, voters of Rae Bareli and Amethi won't return Sonia Gandhi and his son Rahul respectively if they fail to support the Lokpal Bill. File photo

Team Anna on Saturday claimed over 90 per cent of the people surveyed in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, including that of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, support the Jan Lokpal Bill.

According to Team Anna, an overwhelming 96.5 per cent of people said they shall not vote for their representative in the next elections if he or she does not support Jan Lokpal within the Standing Committee as well as Parliament.

“We urge the elected representatives to heed the wishes of the people to bring the strongest anti-corruption law,” activist Manish Sisodia told reporters in Ghaziabad after announcing the results of a “referendum” conducted by Team Anna in the 14 constituencies.

The civil society members claimed that 99.5 per cent of the 1 lakh people surveyed in Ms. Sonia Gandhi’s constituency, Rae Bareily, supported the Jan Lokpal Bill while 98.3 per cent supported the proposed law in Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s constituency, Amethi.

In Ghaziabad, the constituency of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh, 94.4 per cent people said they shall not vote him again if he does not support Jan Lokpal in Parliament.

Similarly, 91.8 per cent of people of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh’s constituency supported Jan Lokpal while 97 per cent people of Ambedkar Nagar, the constituency of Bahujan Samaj Party leader Rakesh Pandey, supported it.

In Bihar’s Chhapra, Team Anna claimed, 94.3 per cent people said they will not vote for Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad again if he does not support the Jan Lokpal in Standing Committee and Parliament.

As also in Manish Tiwari’s constituency, Ludhiana, 95.8 per cent people said that they want their MP to support Jan Lokpal.

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