Will start nationwide movement against corruption from 30 Nov: Anna
Anna Hazare said he is going to embark on a nationwide movement against corruption from 30 November and will soon form a core committee.
Guwahati: Anna Hazare said he is going to embark on a nationwide movement against corruption from 30 November and will soon form a core committee.
"From 30 November, I am going to embark on a nationwide movement against corruption and press for introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill before the general election," he told reporters here.
Hazare also announced that we will form a new core committee to fight against corruption and there will be a member each from all the states in the panel.
He said there was no difference between the BJP and the Congress.
The Gandhian leader voiced his support for Irom Sharmila who is on a fast for last 12-years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur.
"Sharmila's struggle for so many years is justified and we support her cause," he said.
On Assam, Hazare said the National Population Register has to be updated and illegal immigrants deported.
Criticising the Centre over its recent decisions on economic reforms, Hazare accused the Centre of trying to "mislead" people on the decision to implement FDI in retail.
"He (Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) follows Gandhian ideals and then he calls in foreigners to invest in the country. Gandhiji was against foreigners ruling over India or doing business here ...65 years after freedom from foreign rule, foreigners have again been called in to invest here," Hazare said.
Hazare alleged that the nexus between the politicians and corporate houses were duping the people.
"Delhi cannot decide whom to give land for what. Laws have to be framed for that. Ministers sitting in the Mantralaya taking decisions to call in foreign investors to do business here is against democracy," he claimed.
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