Thursday, September 1, 2011

Arundhati 'jealous' of our support: Prashant Bhushan

A day after writer Arundhati Roy cast doubts over Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign saying the civil society's Jan Lokpal Bill is a ''dangerous piece of legislation'', Supreme Court lawyer and civil society representative Prashant Bhushan claimed that there was some substance in the movement; else all sections of society would not have congregated to support the cause.

Addressing a gathering here, Bhushan refuted Roy's statement and that there were some people, who criticized the anti-corruption crusade, but the movement had garnered mass appeal and that is what mattered the most.

"When she (Arundhati Roy) sees that this campaign is being supported by the media, this is a campaign also being supported by a section of corporates, this is a campaign being supported by the middle class, she starts to say things," said Bhushan.

"She says even the World Bank is supporting this anti-corruption campaign, so how can there be anything good in this?" he added.

Full report here Indian Express

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