Hazare flays deteriorating law & order situation in Maharashtra

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today condemned attacks on several RTI activists across Maharashtra and held the state government responsible for the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

Ahmednagar: Anti-corruption crusader Anna
Hazare today condemned attacks on several RTI activists across
Maharashtra and held the state government responsible for the
"deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

Talking to a news agency at Ralegan Siddhi village, around 40
kms from here, Hazare criticised the land, sand and oil mafia
in the state, in the backdrop of Additional Collector Yashwant
Sonawane`s brutal killing.

In a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj
Chavan yesterday, the social activist said that much time has
been given to the previous and present governments, in the
state to improve the situation but to no avail.

"He (Chavan) must now show political courage to stand
for common man against these organised evils instead of just
talking big," Hazare said.

"The situation in Maharashtra has became worse than
Bihar. Ironically, Bihar has improved its quality of
governance," he said.

The activist will go on an indefinite hunger strike
from April 1 to protest the alleged
criminal-politician-bureaucrat nexus in Maharashtra.

Ahead of his hunger stir, the veteran Gandhian will
also organise a `dharna` on these issues on March 15 in the
village here.

PTI