Chandigarh A day after Team Anna clubbed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with 14 other Cabinet Ministers whom they accused of being involved in corruption, a senior UPA minister on Sunday rejected the charges stating the world has accepted Singhs l

eadership qualities.

” Now everybody can well understand their ( Team Annas) intentions as they are accusing a person of Dr Singhs stature”, Union Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said on Team Anna targeting the Prime Minister. ” The world has accepted our Prime Ministers leadership qualities… even top leaders have said that if the world had 5- 7 leaders like him, which I have heard ( US President) Barack Obama say, that it would change the world”, Bansal told PTI on the sidelines of a function to pay tributes to Nehru on his death anniversary.

” Some people in this country regard themselves above society and the system.

I do not want to comment on unsubstantiated averments made by anyone.

Out of the population of 120 crore in the country, there are many self- serving people who regard themselves above society and the system”, Bansal said here.

The Congress MP from Chandigarh said that some people do not appreciate the system which this country has and failed to distinguish between ” mobocracy ( mob mentality) and democracy”. ” Some believe that by making noise and raising fingers at the Prime Minister and senior politicians, they have their way”, the minister asserted.

Bansal said that such people cannot face the electoral battle themselves and their sole agenda is confined to discrediting the government.

” The present system was chosen after due deliberations among countrys top leaders when it attained freedom. The Constitution was drafted by B R Ambedkar with Jawaharlal Nehru… which is working perfectly well”, Bansal said.

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