Congress should take Hazare fast seriously: Jaitley

Guwahati: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday urged the UPA government to take seriously social activist Anna Hazare`s fast-unto-death for enactment of an anti-corruption bill to give wider powers to the Ombudsman.

"The Congress party and the UPA government should take this fast seriously and not take it to be merely politically motivated," Jaitley told reporters here.

"Fighting corruption is a must and the government should talk to all concerned for bringing up the Lok Pal Bill in Parliament", the senior BJP leader said.

BJP has itself launched an anti-corruption campaign today.

"The huge response to Hazare`s fast shows that people are getting restless on the corruption issue and the government should respond," he added.