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Anna Hazare slams Centre for weak Lokpal, says eradicating corruption without electoral reforms not possible

Sitapur: Eradicating political corruption without reforming the electoral process is not possible, social activist Anna Hazare said on Tuesday even as he accused the Narendra Modi government of bringing in a weak Lokpal.

File image of social activist Anna Hazare. PTI

File image of social activist Anna Hazare. PTI

"The Modi government has brought a weak Lokpal. The government talks about a corruption free system but it seems it has no intention of bringing a strong Lokpal," Hazare said addressing a meeting here.

He attacked the previous UPA government for not bringing in a Lokpal bill despite a promise by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Hazare said he will hold a 'satyagraha' in Delhi on 23 March to highlight problems faced by farmers, the Jan Lokpal issue and the need for electoral reforms.

Hazare was on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh to garner support for the proposed Satyagraha.

The social activist, who was the face of anti-corruption protests in 2011, had last year chosen 23 March as the day to launch his 'satyagraha' as it happens to be Martyr's Day.

Updated Date: Feb 27, 2018 20:53 PM

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