Anna to tour country to advocate `right to reject`

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 18:36

Pune: Anna Hazare on Friday said he would
undertake a nationwide tour before the 2014 General elections
to advocate the voters` "right to reject" unwanted candidates.

"After the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will undertake a nationwide
tour prior to 2014 General elections to plead for the `right
to reject` of voters," he told reporters at the city airport
after his arrival from Delhi.

Hazare said the presence of "goondas" posed a threat to
the democratic process in the country.

"The voters should have the option of rejecting unwanted
candidates while exercising their franchise and asking for a
repoll," said the activist, who later left for his native
village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.

The 74-year-old Gandhian reiterated that he was now "fit"
to continue his anti-corruption agitation after undergoing
treatment for his ailments in various hospitals.


First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 18:36

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