Anna Hazare back in action, to fast for effective Lokpal Bill
Pune, July 24 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is scheduled to participate in an indefinite fast announced by his team in New Delhi tomorrow, on Tuesday said the Lokpal Bill would put an end to at least 65 percent corruption.
Hazare said that the objective of the campaign against graft is aimed to press their demand for bringing a strong and effective anti-graft bill.
"Tomorrow's campaign is for Lokpal Bill. The government should pass the Lokpal Bill, so we are fighting for it from last one and a half years," said Hazare.
"Because the rise in corruption is making it difficult for the common man to survive and we have faith that once the Lokpal Bill is passed then it would put an end to 65 percent of corruption," he added.
Hazare also criticized the Central Government for 'misleading and cheating' the people of the country repeatedly.
"The government is continuously cheating people. They first formed a drafting committee to frame a good draft of the bill. When on 5th April, I began my hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar, the government agreed to our demands. I was asked to end my hunger strike and later backtracked," said Hazare.
"Firstly, the government backtracked in the joint committee, second time the standing committee backtracked and for the third time the Parliament backtracked," he added.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had earlier on Friday appealed to the public to support its indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from July 25 against the UPA Government on the issue of corruption.
Team Anna has got permission to fast at Jantar Mantar till August 8, the day the Monsoon Session of Parliament is expected to begin.
Team Anna has announced the indefinite protest against the UPA Government and its failure to enact a strong Lokpal as well as not setting up a special investigation team to probe corruption charges. (ANI)
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