Anna Hazare plans `satyagraha`, says Narendra Modi govt failed to implement Lokpal Act

Social activist Anna Hazare is planning to launch the agitation by July latest.

Anna Hazare plans `satyagraha`, says Narendra Modi govt failed to implement Lokpal Act

Alwar: Social activist Anna Hazare is all set to launch another agitation from Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi. This time, his target is the Narendra Modi government.

Talking to Firstpost in Alwar, Hazare alleged that the government was not willing to appoint a Lokpal at the Centre.

“I even wrote a letter to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi questioning why their government had shown so much apathy in appointing a Lokpal. My fast at Ramlila grounds in 2011 attracted nationwide attention and it was in response to our agitation that we succeeded in getting the Lokpal bill passed in Parliament. When the present government is showing no enthusiasm to appoint a Lokpal, then I have been left with no choice,” said Hazare.

The social activist is planning to launch the agitation by July latest.

“When the Modi government came to power, I was hopeful that the demands for the implementation of the Lokpal Act would have been met but in the last three years, this has not happened. I receive complaints about corruption from all around the country all the time,” noted Hazare.

He added that he will “go on a 'satyagraha'”.

 

Targeting Modi government, Hazare added: “I have been silent for three years but the promises that were made to me and the people have not been fulfilled.”

He is planning to go South to express his “support to the farmers whose land is being taken over by the Andhra Pradesh government to build the new capital city (Amravati). The government there is planning to take over prime agricultural land on the flood plains of the Krishna river. The government has been told to build the capital on a higher elevation.”