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No democracy left owing to rampant corruption: Anna Hazare

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 19:26

Guna: Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said there is hardly any democracy left in the country because of rampant corruption.

"People are supreme in a democracy but due to rampant corruption in which governments have done a doctorate, no democracy was left in the country," Hazare, who arrived here as part of his `Jantantra Yatra` along with the former Army chief General V K Singh and ex-MLA Sunilam, told reporters.

Despite giving in writing, the central government had not brought the Lokpal Bill as promised and thus cheated people of the country, the Gandhian alleged.

"The government has to think that it is not the king in a democracy," he said.

Welcoming the Supreme Court judgement on banning persons serving jail terms from contesting polls, Hazare said the apex court should constitute fast track courts for the trial of tainted leaders and dispose of such cases in a fixed time frame.

He said through the Jantantra Yatra, he is mobilising people in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana and now his agitation will be decisive in nature.

Hazare, however, clarified that his intention was not to remove the government but to ensure change in the system.


First Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 19:26
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