NEW DELHI: In the face of a strong attack by parliamentarians across all parties, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Monday again hit out at the Members of Parliament and questioned the credibility of the incumbents. Terming the attitude of the politicians ‘one of shooting the messenger’, Kejriwal said punishing Team Anna for highlighting some issues would not solve the problem. “Parliament should recognise the problem. If people are losing faith in Parliament then it is a serious problem of credibility. They should do introspection,” Kejriwal told reporters.
Raising questions on the credibility of the present Parliament, the key Team Anna member underlined the fact that 162 MPs and 1176 MLAs had criminal records. And in this scenario, he observed that ‘no one can expect that Parliament would pass a strong Lokpal as it would end in jailing these MPs’.
“When Rajneeti Prasad tore the Lokpal Bill, no one objects. When Women’s Bill was torn no one objected. Chairs are hurled and mikes are thrown in Parliament, but no one objects. MPs are bought and is it not denigrating Parliament?” Kejriwal contended.
“...I haven’t said anything wrong. I am worried about Parliament,” he claimed as the chorus of all political parties against Team Anna grew stronger. Asked whether he was ready to face another privilege notice, Kejriwal answered in the affirmative and said this would not help the case.