‘Will fast till Jan Lokpal Bill is not introduced’, says Hazare
Ralegan Siddhi – Veteran social activist Anna Hazare today announced an indefinite fast for Jan Lokpal Bill.
Speaking to media here, Hazare said that he will remain on fast until the anti-graft bill was not introduced.
“I am going on a fast from tomorrow and will not break it till Jan Lok Pal Bill is passed. The Jan Lokpal Bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha for the last one year. Government deceived the people repeatedly,” he added.
The Lokpal Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in 2011, but it faced hurdles in the Rajya Sabha due to strong opposition from political parties, including some of the UPA constituents, on some measures.
The proposed bill envisages the setting up of a national anti-corruption watchdog to check financial mismanagement and corrupt practices that have deeply pervaded several democratic and civic institutions of India.