Anna Hazare to run crusade against Centre for Lokpal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Oct 2017 10:23:57


 

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,

Asserting that those who are in power now at the centre had failed to keep the promise which they had made to him in writing, Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, threatened again to run a crusade against the Central Government over its failure to implement the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, in its true letter and spirit.
Anna said his movement is not aimed against any person in particular, any political party or any institution. His movement is pertaining to the issues affecting the interests of country, society and people.


Talking to the media persons at Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur on Wednesday, Anna Hazare, who reached Chhattisgarh on a two-day tour said, what is the situation of the country today, where the economic condition has weakened, corruption is on its all-time high, inflation has increased and everyone has a feeling of insecurity. He asked the center as to why it is silent on these issues. Anna said since the age of 25, he’s crusading for the interests of the country and the mankind and his target is national interest only.


He said the subjects which are emerging in society and if it is national interest, he would continue to work in these direction. Anna said the movement which he had initiated in 2011, is incomplete as Lokpals are yet to be appointed. In the last three years since the new government came into power, it failed to appoint a Lokpal, on the contrary it has weakened the Act. This is the reason why there is a need for another agitation which he’s likely to initiate this year or early next year.


Anna, whose anti-corruption protest attracted a huge support in 2011, said at that time he withdrew his agitation as the government had given him in writing that his demands will be fulfilled. He said still black money stashed in foreign banks, has not been recovered, inflation is sustaining, no action has been taken as yet. He said he was never on back-foot, since they had given it in writing, he was waiting for them to act.


Answering a query regarding Baba Ramdev forgetting his subjects which he used to raise sharing stage with Anna, he said it is for Ramdev to answer as to why he had forgotten those issues.