Hazare has been asking for a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states. He is also seeking the implementation of Swaminathan Commission report
The Hush Post: Once again, Magasayay award winner, social activist Anna Hazare is all set to sit on an indefinite hunger strike against the government in Delhi Friday onwards. About seven years after his anti-corruption campaign which shook the UPA government, he is back against the present BJP government.
He will sit at the Ramlila Maidan, where he sat on a hunger strike until death with a demand to set up a Lokpal to investigate corruption cases against the high and mighty.
Hazare has been asking for a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in all the states. He is also seeking the implementation of Swaminathan Commission report. Swaminathan Commission has suggested ways to address the farmer related agrarian distress.
Hazare had earlier accused the central government of not appointing the Lokpal to investigate the cases of corruption, even though the law was in place.
“Anna will first visit the Rajghat and then come to the Ram Lila Maidan, where he will go an indefinite strike,” a Hazare side has said.
Since March 23rd happens to be the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru Sukhdev, he chose to go ahead with the indefinite hunger strike on this day.
A core committee of Hazare’s aides and farmers’ organisations took place at the New Maharashtra Sadan yesterday. Hazare took a round of the Ramlila Maidan, where organisers in thousands could be part of the protest.
The 2011 anti-graft agitation by Hazare, which aimed at the increasing corruption cases that had surfaced during the UPA rule, had received the support of millions of people across the country.
Some of the main organisers behind that anti-corruption movement later formed the Aam Aadmi Party, which now governs Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was one of Hazare’s key aides.
The Delhi Police has sent an advisory to commuters to avoid taking certain routes which lead to Aruna Asaf Ali Road, Delhi Gate, Darya Ganj, New Delhi Railway Station, Ajmeri Gate, Paharganj, ITO, Rajghat, Minto Road, Vivekanand Marg, and JLN Marg.