Take action on Anna’s three demands: Sri Sri

Sr Sri Ravishankar called for an immediate action from the government on the three conditions which Anna Hazare has put before them.

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011, 15:27 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Bangalore: Spritual guru, Sri Sri Ravishankar on Friday called for an immediate action from the government on the three conditions which Gandhian Anna Hazare has put before them.

Right after Rahul Gandhi’s speech on the Lokpal issue, Sr Sri revealed that former Election Commissioner, TN Seshan had sent him a proposal on the same lines two days ago that general secretary of the Congress party had outlined in Parliament today.

He was of the view that independent body may be “good” but it “may not work right now”. While accepting that the idea in itself was fine Sri Sri added, “it is a long process and requires an amendment in the Constitution”.

Sri Sri reiterated that Anna would break his fast once something written comes from the government.

Earlier, breaking his silence on an issue that has swept the whole nation, Rahul Gandhi today called for making Lokpal a constitutional body, just like Election Commission.

“The fight against corruption needs a strong political will,” Rahul underlined, adding Lokpal alone cannot be a substitute to an anti-corruption code.

“I doubt one anti-corruption law can eradicate corruption. One law is not enough,” he asserted during Zero Hour, amid noisy protests from NDA members.

Meanwhile, Anna Hazare had declared on Thursday that he was ready to give up his fast if the government agreed to three conditions that he had set forth.

The three conditions that Anna set for the government included bringing lower bureaucracy within the ambit of the Lokpal. That would mean all government officials of the country from the block level to secretariat are covered. All officials found corrupt should be jailed and their properties attached.

Second, Anna had demanded that Lokayukta be created in every state. The Lokayukta should have powers equal to that of Lokpal and should be an independent authority, as per the Gandhian’s demand.

The third and final condition was that there must be citizen’s charter. There should be a deadline for government officials to perform any task, failing which they must be fined