In an interview to CNN IBN, Roy said she is glad that the civil society’s Jan Lokpal bill did not go through in parliament.

‘I am extremely glad that the Jan Lokpal bill did not go through parliament in its current form,’ Roy said.

‘I think the legislation is a dangerous piece of work. You used the real and legitimate anger of the people against corruption to push through this specific piece of legislation, which is very regressive according to me,’ she added.

Alleging that activist Anna Hazare, who spearheaded the anti-corruption movement, was used just as a prop, Roy said: ‘It was an NGO-driven movement by Kiran Bedi, (Arvind) Kejriwal and (Manish) Sisodia. Three of them run NGOs.’

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