Anna fighting against Congress: Moily

Mangalore: Union Minister M Veerappa Moily today questioned Anna Hazare`s intentions behind his one-day sit-in at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, saying it had proved that his fight was more against Congress than for a strong Lokpal.

"What is Anna`s intention behind going on a one-day fast at Jantar Mantar? He should explain to the nation. It is clear he is fighting against Congress party," he told reporters here.

The Union Corporate Affairs Minister`s remarks came soon after several political parties, including BJP, the Left and BJD shared the dais with Hazare and backed Team Anna`s key proposals for a strong Lokpal. Moily said his party was committed to pass the Lokpal Bill and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was making all efforts to expedite the process.

"In spite of this, it is difficult to understand why Anna Hazare went on a one-day fast at Jantar Mantar," he said. On the appointment of Lokayukta, Moily said the BJP-ruled government in Karnataka was `aping` the Gujarat`s Narendra Modi government which is not serious about filling the vacant Lokayukta post.

"The Gujarat government did not appoint Lokayukta for seven years…. the same path is being followed by the state government," he said. Moily also said the political system in Karnataka would collapse completely if horse trading continued in state politics.