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

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.

PTI February 27, 2018 20:53:53 IST
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.

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

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.

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