Anna Hazare enters cyberworld

Anna Hazare has entered the cyberworld with a blog and a twitter account.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011, 15:57 PM IST

New Delhi: Entering the cyberworld with a blog and a twitter account, Anna Hazare on Thursday accused "some government agents" of creating an image that it was due to their "favourite ministers" that he gave up his fast in Delhi`s Ramlila Maidan in August.
"It was only when my inner voice permitted me I broke my fast after getting assurance from the government. The reason I am clearing the misconceptions here is I came to understand some government agents tried to propagate and create an image that it was the handiwork of their favourite ministers that I gave up my fast.
"I came across articles of self-praise, interviews published by them. This is a false propaganda," Hazare said in his multi-lingual blog http://annahazaresays.wordpress.com/.

Giving some insight into what transpired before he called off his 12-day-old fast for a strong Lokpal, Hazare wrote that till the last moment, the government tried to break the movement.

As talks progressed regarding calling off his fast, he said the people, who came to meet his team members, the middle-man, the minister all of them had "different versions, different assurances.

"It was the responsibility of the government that they scrutinies the people they had sent for negotiations whether they were corrupt or had clean image. That was for the Government to think. I held talks with them considering they were Government representatives! The answers lay with the government," he said.

After Harare called off the fast, questions have been raised, particularly in media interviews, over the participation of Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who is
facing allegations in Adarsh scam, and Bhayyuji Maharaj in mediation.

"According to me, they could be ministers or people`s representatives. They were not here to show their gratitude towards the movement.

"They were mere government`s messengers carrying words to and fro on both sides. It was only when my inner voice permitted me I broke my fast after getting assurance from the government," Hazare said.

He said he was clearing misconceptions as he came to understand "some government agents" were trying to propagate and create an image that it was "the handiwork of their favourite ministers" that he gave up the fast.

"I came across articles of self-praise, interviews published by them. This is a false propaganda," he said.

"The people who claim that it is because of them that the movement could be curbed are the people who are against the Indian common man and enemy of this second freedom struggle.

"Such people in order to end the fight against corruption are resorting to corrupt methods, as is seen," Hazare said adding in his fight for truth, he had "never ever taken" decisions that went against his line of thought.

Noting that Parliament gave an assurance that they would put forward some of his demands from the Janlokpal Bill and get them approved, he said the assurance does not necessarily mean law.

He said his movement is not over yet just because he ended his fast on Ramlila Grounds and urged his supporters to continue the nation-wide non-violent revolution.

"People belonging to various political parties are not aware of the boiling volcano in minds of the common man against their corrupt ways and super-luxurious way of life. I believe, very soon they will come face-to-face with the reality and this will be done by the people and the youth of India," he said.

PTI