Hazare should have politicians by his side: Swamy

CHENNAI: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday advised anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to partner with politicians in the movement and said he is surrounded by NGOs which are "bogus".

"Unfortunately, Hazare is surrounded by NGOs who are bogus. He needs politicians to handle politicians," Swamy told reporters here.

He praised the Gandhian`s campaign for an "effective" Lokpal bill, but said "the basic error of Hazare was to keep the politicians out."

"His team should have some politicians," Swamy said. On the controversy surrounding the CD containing purported conversation between former law minister Shanthi Bhushan, Samajwadi Party chief mulayam Singh Yadav and ex-SP leader Amar Singh, Swamy questioned "why didn`t those who were aware of the CD approach the police?"

On the demand for Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddurappa`s resignation over illegal mining issue, Swamy said there was no need for that.