NEW DELHI: Condemning the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the government would learn its lesson “the hard way”.
“It is regrettable and condemnable. This government is bent upon crushing anyone who wants to protest against corruption,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Hazare and his team members, activist Arvind Kejriwal and former top cop Kiran Bedi, besides 250 supporters were detained in the morning before starting the protest.
“This government is not learning any lesson. The people of the country will not forgive them. They will learn it the hard way,” Prasad added.
“The government is not realising that Anna is articulating the emotion of distress of the people in response to rampant corruption. We will have a meeting of National Democratic Alliance leaders to devise our strategy,” Prasad said.