The next general elections are due on 2014. Inaugurating
the 'National Youth Integration Camp' organised by Snehalaya
and National Youth Project here, Hazare said, "Mentality of
the Indian youth is changing rapidly, and the year 2014 would
be the year of change. If the youth resolve, they can change
The anti-corruption crusader, who has been accused by
senior Congress leaders of acting at the behest of RSS and
BJP, however added that "change of power" was not the goal of
he and his associates.
Hazare said that every problem before the country could
not be blamed on the system, the political parties and the
government. "Everyone among us must resolve to undertake a
small effort, as per the individual capacity, to improve the
life of the most backward person in the society," he said.
He also said that for any agitation/protest programme to
succeed, its promoters must have some creative work to their
credit, which gives them credibility. "I have been working for
the last forty years. Therefore the society stood by me (in
the anti-corruption struggle)."
Ahmednagar: Addressing a youth camp
here, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that 2014 would
be "the year of change".
First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 20:17