Gandhian Anna Hazare writes to Modi, warns of agitation over Lokpal, Lokayukta
Ahemdabad, August 31: The Gandhian Anna Hazare has penned a letter to Prime Minister Modi and has slammed the Centre for its delay in the appointment of a Lokpal. The social activist has threatened another round of campaign in the national capital until Lokayukta isn't appointed and Swaminathan Report isn't implemented.
In the letter, Mr Hazare said, "After your (NDA) government came to power, I have written several letters to you over the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta. However, there has been no response or action from your side...People had voted you to power with a lot of hope. However, a common man still has to pay money to get his work done. Corruption has not gone down and people are experiencing this everyday."
"Enforcement of the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act can reduce corruption by 50 to 60 per cent. Still you are not acting on it...You neither speak about it or act over it. How will the country become free of corruption?" he said.
"Farmers in our agriculture-dominated country are committing suicides everyday. I have urged to the government several times to look into the matter of the MSP, but I didn't receive any response in reply to my concerns. It has now become evident that you have no sentiments for the farmers of this country," he said.