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Vote for clean, socially concious candidates: Anna Hazare

Sep 8, 2012 19:04 IST

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New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who has made it clear he will neither float a political party nor contest polls, today said people should elect their representatives on the basis of their record of social service and strength of character.

The Gandhian said though he has no plans to contest elections, he was ready to campaign for honest and clean candidates.

Anna Hazare.

People should elect their MPs and MLAs on the basis of social service rendered by them and their personal character. Candidates aspiring to become legislators must show commitment to implement election manifesto and remain answerable to common people for their every act, he said at his native village here in western Maharashtra.

Since there are not enough honest Members of Parliament in the current House, passing a strong Lokpal Bill has become difficult, the veteran social activist said.

Earlier, anti-corruption activists Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Dinesh Waghela came down here from Delhi and met Hazare and discussed various issues with him.

PTI

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