Anna Hazare announces his new team, V K Singh to be special invitee
Giving details of the action plan, Hazare said the coordination committee will be expanded by including around 40 more eminent citizens within a month.
Speaking about the agenda of the movement, he said that "after the split, there have been some doubts that I have become silent and there is no forward movement. We have never stopped.
"The movement is on. We don't want the useless government Lokpal. We will fight for a strong Lokpal, decentralisation, Right to Reject, Citizens Charter and system change. If we have all these laws, 90 per cent of corruption can be eradicated," he said.
"The government does not have the intention. If they bring Lokpal, they know 15 ministers will be in jail. Why should they do it then?...We will ensure that crores of people rise and ensure that the government be forced to enact the law," he said adding government will have to bring Lokpal Bill before next general elections. However, Hazare said the movement's intention is not to assemble crowds but bring about a change in the system.
Touching upon land acquisition, he alleged government was "gifting" farmers' land to foreign companies. "If farmers don't leave their land, first they use lathis. If they continue to resist, then bullets are fired on them.
"...it is necessary to stop foreign companies from coming to the country. These foreign companies are privatising water, rivers, forests. If we do not stop them today, then the future will be bleak," he
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