Hazare says struggle against corruption will go on

Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Dec 13: Anna Hazare today (Dec 13) said he will go ahead with his proposed fast here from December 27 if a strong Lokpal Bill is not enacted in the current session of Parliament.

The activist said he and his supporters were working to eradicate corruption from the country as well as building a strong rural India.

"Our struggle against corruption is on. I will sit on a fast from December 27 in Ramlila Maidan. You (government) bring the Jan Lokpal Bill," he told reporters.

He said the way in which things are being done, it will not help in the development of the country.

"We have to spend 70% of the money in development and 30 per cent for management. Otherwise it won't work," he said, adding youth of the country have committed to the development of the country.

His close associate Kiran Bedi said Team Anna has been totally focused on the Lokpal Bill.

Asked about Congress leaders' criticism for attacking Rahul Gandhi, she said, "What others do or say, it is not our focus."

Hazare has threatened go on an indefinite fast from December 27 if a strong Lokpal bill is not passed in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

He had sat on a one-day fast in Jantar Mantar on Sunday, which apparently turned out to be an anti-Congress platform with opposition sharing dais with him, protesting against the Lokpal report of Parliamentary Standing Committee, which he alleged was watered-down at the instance of Rahul Gandhi.


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