Thursday, April 7, 2011
Social activist Anna strike hunger in New Delhi
New Delhi: Social activist Anna strike Hazar hunger in New Delhi demanding changes in the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill entered the second day Wednesday. Campaign launched to fight corruption was joined by thousands of people from more than 150 people joining the Hazar-fast to death in the Jantar Mantar. Nearly 5000 people from diverse backgrounds gathered at Jantar Mantar to show their support for Hazar. Social activists and people in 400 cities through out India and other countries have come out in support of Hazar. In Bhopal, thousands of people signed a postcard addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance Chairman Sonia Gandhi demanding the introduction of Lokpal Bill in Parliament. Social activists and people in Lucknow, led by Patkar medha supported the crusade Hazar's. There were massive protests in Maharashtra or the people who come in support of Hazar in large quantities in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and several other cities. In the village of Hazar Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district, his supporters are a relay fast in solidarity with the soldier-turned-crusader. Hazar is especially important with the Union Minister for Agriculture and the presence of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar in the Group of Minister saying that there is no place for corrupt politicians on the panel.
"The Commission will not be able to do anything. Ministers do nothave the will to fight corruption. One of the ministers in the committee itself is corrupt. I'm talking about Sharad Pawar. PawarTill there is no sense of the committee. I don not even want to meetthem. I will continue my rapidly to death. do not even think peopledie, "said Hazar.
social activist and former Army Jawan also took on Congress, andslammed the side for "misleading " people by dubbing his agitationas unnecessary and premature.
party (Congress) made misleading statements to the people. Why is it unnecessary agitation and how is it premature? 42 years the nation is in need of such an account. Why can not the government ispassing? "said Hazar.
Hazar issued a statement after the Congress to get back on thesocial activist, hunger strike, claiming simply to blackmail the government.
"Each and every one of these activists bear much greaterresponsibility for this state of things. They would lose face, theyneed to be asked questions. What keeps them coming to the tableto answer calls? " We are putting a very low threshold. How can you justify not say no pre-conditions of pre-and threshold, "saidCongress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Another spokesman Manish Tewari Congress says that the partywanted to break the fast of chance and join the government for talks. But Hazar said he still get an invitation.
Implementation clear that the mixing of non-political, Hazar saidBharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which also launched a campaign to fight corruption, he was using the country's movement began.
BJP leaders Manek Gandhi, Janata Dal and Prakash Javadekar(United) chief Sharad Yadav visited the place of chance in protestat Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Yadav had also sat on a platform ofHazar and offered his support for John Lokpal Bill.
Hazar later said he did not allow any politician to sit with him on the podium.
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