New Delhi: Anna Hazare`s fast demanding a
strong Lokpal to tackle corruption crossed 100 hours here
today, with the Gandhian expanding ambit of his fight to
include electoral reforms and a farmer-friendly land
As his fast entered the fifth day, his team said they
were ready to talk to the government but no such communication
channels have been opened so far but insisted the August 30
deadline set by the Gandhian for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill
should be met with.
With the government indicating that the deadline could
not met with, the Team said it appeared to be an exercise
which will waste the time of people and Parliamentarians and
demanded that the Jan Lokpal Bill be introduced in Tuesday.
Hazare, who addressed the gathering at Ramlila Maidan
twice in the day, said the funds in government treasuries were
being threatened not by thieves but from those guard it and
the country is being threatened by these traitors.
"Why should we fight? The funds in government treasuries
are ours. The treasuries are not threatened by thieves but by
those who guards it. The country is not betrayed by enemies
but by these traitors," the Gandhian said.
He told the gathering the fight will not end with the
passage of Lokpal Bill but they have be ready for a longer
struggle for electoral reforms as well as ensuring farmers`
right to their land.
"I want to tell the youth of this country that this fight
should not be stopped with Lokpal alone. We have fight for
removing the faults of the present electoral reforms. Because
of the fault in electoral system, 150 criminals have reached
Parliament," Hazare said.