Srinagar: Taking a dig at the politicians sitting with social activist Anna Hazare during his day-long symbolic fast to protest the watered-down proposals of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the anti-graft measure, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned that how many of them have used ‘white money’ while contesting elections.

Expressing his thoughts on Twitter, Omar said, “How many people who are sharing stage with Anna Hazare have never indulged in corrupt activities and have used ‘white money’ to contest elections. Who can guarantee that he/she has not used any illegal earnings.”

Sharing Anna Hazare's platform, Opposition parties on Sunday backed his demands for inclusion of Prime Minister and lower bureaucracy under the ambit of Lokpal but some counselled Team Anna to be flexible and not expect every point raised by it to be accepted.

While almost all the speakers were on the same page on most of issues raised by Hazare, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan warned Team Anna against branding those people as "corrupt" who disagree with its views and asked the activists to `listen to others.’

Leaders of BJP, CPI(M), CPI, JD(U), Akali Dal, TDP and BJD participated in the public debate on Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar where Hazare was sitting on a one-day dharna protesting against Parliamentary Standing Committee report on Lokpal Bill.

JPN/Bureau