Anna Hazare to launch yet another agitation from Mar 23; heres more on what its about
Social activist Anna Hazare has announced that he will spearhead an agitation over Jan Lokpal and farmers’ issues in New Delhi on March 23 next year.
Hazare, who has been the face of the Lokpal movement, said they have chosen March 23 to launch the agitation as it happens to be the ‘Shaheed Diwas’ (Martyr’s Day).
Hazare has been demanding the formation of Jan Lokpal to keep a check on corruption. He went on a 12-day hunger strike in 2011 after which the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government accepted the demand in principle.
Hazare later launched a fast, which enjoyed a huge popular support across the country. The UPA government later passed the Lokpal bill. An aide of Hazare today said the Modi government has not appointed a lokpal. “The reason given from the government’s side is technical,” he said.
He said according to the Lokpal Act, a committee comprising the prime minister, the Lok Sabha speaker, the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and the chief justice of India or a Supreme Court judge nominated by him, should be formed and select the Lokpal.>