Anna Hazare in Delhi: Anna Hazare, who is fondly called as 'modern-day Gandhi' following his India against corruption movement in 2011, is in Delhi once again.
Anna Hazare in Delhi: Anna Hazare, who is fondly called as ‘modern-day Gandhi’ following his India against corruption movement in 2011, is in Delhi once again. This time the social activist from Maharashtra’s Ralegan Siddhi was quietly attempting to consolidate his support for a second agitation: for a “strong anti-corruption Bill” and against “repressive government, according to Indian Express report.
Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in 2011 — along with Arvind Kejriwal who went on to become Delhi’s Chief Minister — marked the slow downhill movement of the UPA regime, according to Indian Express report.
It has been learnt that Hazare has written eight letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to pledge his support for a strong Lokpal Bill. But his supporters said, Hazare had written that even though PM Modi had been in power for three years, the centre had “hastily” passed amendments to weaken the anti-corruption law instead of enforcing the Lokpal Bill and the Lokayukta Act, IE reported.
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“In 2011, people fired from his (Anna Hazare) shoulders. The BJP and the RSS used the atmosphere that the movement created to remove the Congress,” claimed Colonel Dinesh Nain, a close aide and informal compere for the afternoon. “He (Anna) had not planned to carry out another agitation but yesterday when he sat on a hunger strike at Rajghat, he was in quiet consultation with Gandhiji. He consulted him to ask what he should do and today’s meeting is proof enough on what he plans to do,” Nain was quoted as saying by IE.
On October 3, social activist Anna Hazare, himself a bachelor, had advised those who wished to join politics — to get married. The Gandhian activist urged the youth not to follow in his footsteps and remain unmarried, for it was difficult to lead an unblemished life. “This (staying unmarried) is not so easy. It is more difficult than walking on a sharp-edged sword,” the octogenarian leader was quoted as saying IE.