BJP magazine in MP terms Anna Hazare 'a foreign agent'

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New Delhi, Mar 21: A day after anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare threatened to start a 'jail bharo aandolan' across the country against NDA government's Land Bill, a BJP magazine has reportedly termed the Gandhian leader a foreign agent in its latest edition.

Anna, a foreign agent: BJP magazine

As per a report published by ABP news BJP magazine 'Charaiveti', being published in Madhya Pradesh, has accused Hazare's NGO of working on foreign funds and blocking development work.

As per the magazine, "Anna Hazare might be having a clean and honest image amongst public, but the activist at the behest of foreign elements is trying to create a hurdle in country's growth."

The magazine has reportedly targetted Anna Hazare for his continued opposition to Modi Government's ambitious Land Acquisition Bill.

This has given rivals Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a chance to retort against BJP's stand in the magazine.

BJP magazine clip

It must be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during electioneering last year, had consistently raised Gandhian Anna Hazare's name in his speech to woo farmers, youths and accused the UPA Government of cheating him over Jan Lokpal Bill.

Earlier on Friday, addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Assam, Hazare said, he will start the Aandolan at the end of his three-month countrywide tour from April next raising questions on the condition of farmers after the Independence.

"Whichever government, Congress or BJP, is in power should be a performing government. The earlier Congress government went, then a new government came at the Centre with the promise of 'acche din aayenge' for the poor," Hazare said.

"Six months have passed and no 'acche din' we have seen for the common man and farmers. Only the rich have seen good days. So we had to start this aandolan," Hazare said.

"We are not happy with the role of the government in the Land Acquisition Bill. Irrigated land is given to industrialists.

"Earlier which ever farmer's land is acquired by government, permission of 80 per cent of the people in the village is required. But this government has removed that. No difference with the pre-Independence colonial power," he said.

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