Govt has no option, have to pass the Lokpal: Anna Hazare

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Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Aug 22: Anna Hazare on Sunday, Aug 21 thrashed the government alleging that it has betrayed him at every step. He also gave the government an ultimatum that it has no other option but to pass the Lokpal bill or leave.

"The government has betrayed me at every step. Now, they have only one option - either pass the Jan Lokpal Bill or go," he said while addressing his supporters at Ramlila Maidan.

He also blamed the government for not taking his warning about staging protests seriously. "The government is not serious about fighting corruption. I warned them of protests, but they did not listen to me. That is why I have taken up this protest and will continue till the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed," Anna said.

The 72-year-old, in fact, considers his jail term as a blessing, not a curse. "I have no blot on my character, if I had one these people would have crushed me long back ," said Anna.

Anna said, "If Jan Lokpal is not passed by August 30, we will do a big protest which everyone will remember."

Anna's close aid, Arvind Kejriwal also joined him by saying that the government has looted the tax payer's money and they should be answerable for this.

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