New Delhi: Hitting out at the government for calling Team Anna members ‘anti-national’, BJP today said it is not right and unjustified to level such allegations against those critical of the policies of the UPA government.
Reacting to comments of V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in PMO, that Team Anna members were anti-national, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said such terms should not be used.
“I feel calling somebody anti-national is not right. There can be differences of opinion between people in the country but calling somebody, who is agitating against the government, anti-national is not justified and is not right,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.
Earlier in the day, Narayanasamy had said, “Anna is a simple man but he is surrounded by anti-national elements and people who are being supported by
He criticised Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi and sought to know “what happened to the huge sum of money collected during last year’s (anti-corruption) agitation”.
“Bedi herself was facing some allegations (over bloated travel receipts),” Narayanasamy said.