Pune: In a scathing attack on the Central
Government, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said it consists
of people "who are drunk with power".
The Gandhian was reacting to a query on whether he would
be compelled to undertake a fast unto death in the absence of
a positive response from the government in incorporating the
provisions suggested by the civil society in drafting a strong
Lokpal bill, widening its scope and purview.
"There are persons in the government who are drunk with
power. I cannot say that I will not be required to undertake
the fast on August 16. I am ready for any eventuality," he
told reporters here.
Referring to Digvijay Singh`s reported remarks, which the
Congress general secretary subsequently denied, that Hazare`s
agitation would meet the same fate as that of yoga guru Baba
Ramdev`s, the activist said, "This means that they have not
understood the meaning of democracy which gives every citizen
a right to agitate to protect the interests of the nation and
"If required we will face bullets not just lathis without
adopting any violent methods, following the path of Ahimsa,"