Bedi further tweeted: “Recall Badals, BJP, Left parties came to Jantar Mantar and publicly committed for independent-effective Lokpal and Lokayukta. Congress did not.”
She seemed to have forgotten that the bitterest critic of the Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha was Mulayam Singh Yadav, the biggest victor of these polls.
Team Anna, though, has so far not commented on Uttarakhand, where an expected Congress win turned into a photo-finish. What would gall the group is that its hero, chief minister B.C. Khanduri, whom it had feted for shepherding a Lokayukta law that it said was the closest to the “Jan Lokpal bill”, lost his seat.
Team Anna’s campaigners had reserved most of their energy for Uttarakhand. However, the Congress has emerged the largest single party there and will get the first shot at government formation.
Although the Congress has lost in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal gained only in the rural areas and not the cities, where Team Anna had campaigned. The BJP, which contested mostly in urban areas, slipped from 19 to 12 seats, with the Congress wresting some of its seats.
No sense of politics, nor of history…