Ralegan Siddhi: The Congress and other political parties have their hands "blackened" with corruption, Anna Hazare said Sunday and added that only people with honesty and integrity should be sent to parliament.

Addressing reporters at his village here as members of India Against Corruption (IAC) in New Delhi were holding protests against corruption, Hazare said: "The Congress' hands are blackened, every party has blackened hands, and each is accusing the other of corruption.

"He was referring to the stand-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the government over the official auditor's report on allocation of coal blocks. The protests by the BJP has resulted in parliament getting adjourned for four days.

"No party can give the country any future," Hazare said, adding that only people with honesty and integrity should be sent to parliament.

Members of his disbanded Team Anna, including Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, were detained by police in Delhi briefly as they tried to stage anti-corruption protests outside the residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari.

(Agencies)

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