Anna`s crusade a big victory for democracy: Akhil

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 19:36

Guwahati: Akhil Gogoi, a key member of Team
Anna on Monday said the government`s inclusion of the key demands
of social activist Anna Hazare in Jan Lokpal Bill was a "big
victory" for democracy.

Gogoi, who arrived here after Hazare`s 12-day fast ended
yesterday, said the just-concluded crusade against corruption
was the "most successful, non-violent and democratic movement
the nation has witnessed since the freedom movement".

Addressing a meeting jointly organised here by Krishak
Mukti Sangram Samiti and Assam unit of India Against
Corruption (IAC), Gogoi thanked the people of Assam for their
support and cooperation in the fight against corruption.

"Even when I was with Anna at the Ramlila ground, I was
extremely distressed about the flood situation in Dhemaji
district. Despite the wide coverage given by media here, both
the state and central government failed to tackle the
situation satisfactorily," he remarked.
The Centre and state governments are aware of all the
latest problems and burning issues of Assam but reluctant to
address them, Gogoi alleged.

The IAC`s core committee discussed the 11-year fast by
Irom Sharmila against AFSPA, Assam`s flood problems and
negative impacts of big dams in Northeast, he pointed out.
The core committee has assured that it will soon address
the problems of Northeast and urged people to continue with
the struggle against big dams and corruption, Gogoi said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 19:36

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