Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday lent full support to Anna Hazare`s movement against
corruption asserting that everybody had the constitutional and
democratic right to hold agitation for a cause and so Hazare`s
fast be allowed.
"Everybody holds constitutional and democratic right to
agitate against a cause and under the given condition,
Hazare`s fast is justified and should be allowed," Kumar told
reporters while reacting to Delhi police granting permission
to the right activist to observe fast "just for three days."
He said in a democratic set-up, it was the fundamental
right to oppose "in a peaceful and non-violent way" as "we are
a democratic society and live under constitutional arrangement
in which everybody has the right to protest democratically."
"At this point of time, it is not not justified to
prevent Anna Hazare ji from holding the fast at a particular
place and at particular time," he said.
"It is beyond my comprehension why condition is being set
asking Hazare to hold fast just for three days... it means
that they are afraid and scared of people," Kumar said.
The chief minister, however, said he believed in the
ideology of Lohia (Rammanohar Lohia) and it is my personal
view not to sit on fast on any issue "but on the issue of
corruption, I thoroughly rally behind Anna ji."