Fight against graft to continue: Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan, senior member of civil society and close associate of Anna Hazare, Friday visited the place where farmers are staging dharna for the last four days near the body of their colleague Ishwar Singh Siwach.

Updated: Sep 09, 2011, 22:08 PM IST

Fatehabad: Prashant Bhushan, senior member of
civil society and close associate of Anna Hazare, Friday visited the place where farmers are staging dharna for the last four days near the body of their colleague Ishwar Singh Siwach.

60-year-old Siwach was taken ill when he was sitting
on the dharna outside the mini-secretariat here on Saturday
and his condition deteriorated on Sunday and he died the next
day. He was protesting acquisition of land for the proposed
nuclear power plant in the district.

Supporting the farmers, Bhushan said, "Any act passed
against public opinion or without consensus of people will be
unjustified and irrelevant."

The land acquired without the consent of Gram Sabha is invalid, he said.
He also said that the proposed nuclear plant near here was
not in favour of the people and was rather fraught with
radiation hazards.

Bhushan appealed the farmers to cremate the body, but
continue their struggle.

Meanwhile, the body of Ishwar Singh Siwach has been taken
to his village Gorakhpur for last rites.
Bhushan told reporters that the fight against corruption
would continue and if the Jan Lokpal Bill was not passed the
civil society would resume the agitation for total
transparency in the system and administration at all levels.

In reply to a question about possibility of Arvind
Kejriwal to contest Hisar Loksabha bye-election, he said there
is no move of Civil Society to contest elections and the
movement will remain non-political.

PTI