Anna detained for his ‘madness’, says tourism minister

Ranchi:Union Tourism Minister and senior Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay Tuesday justified Anna Hazare’s detention in New Delhi, saying he was arrested for his “madness”.

“Anna Hazare was detained due to his madness for being bent upon a fast-unto-death even as his major demands were accepted by the government,” said Sahay, the Lok Sabha MP from this Jharkhand capital.

Hazare’s fast is a move to create instability in the country, Sahay said.

Hazare and his associates, including activist Arvind Kejriwal and former cop Kiran Bedi, were detained early Tuesday by the Delhi Police before they could begin their hunger strike for a strong anti-corruption bill.

Sahay was one of the union ministers who had negotiated with yoga guru Baba Ramdev when he was about to begin his fast-unto-death against black money. (IANS)