Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has written a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, slamming the government for not creating a Lokpal and threatening an agitation in Delhi.
Hazare's letter targets the apathy of the Modi government in appointing a Lokpal since coming into power in 2014. Hazare, the face of the India Against Corruption movement in 2014, also wrote that he may demand for the implementation of the Swaminathan commission report which has provisions for food security and farmers welfare.
Expressing his dismay, he further said that the promise of bringing back black money has also not been addressed by the Prime Minister.
"You don't speak of implementation of the Lokpal and Lokayukta laws passed for curbing corruption. May be you have forgotten the things which you promised," he added.
Hazare said that steps should be taken to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce.
"Only giving assurance to the people that you will give a corruption-free India is not enough, but acting upon it will make some changes. By appointing Lokpal and Lokayukta, 50 to 60 per cent of corruption will reduce in the country. Leaving these two Citizen Charter Bills, The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organisation Bill 2011, Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2012, The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, The Public Procurement Bill 2012 and Whistle blower Bill will help in combating the corruption and are pending in the Parliament," he added.
The Social Activist further attacked Prime Minister Modi and said that it would have been better had he paid attention to farmers the way he is concerned about the industrialists of the country.
"India is a country where agriculture is a major part of its economy and it is a matter of great grief that farmers in such a country are forced to commit suicide. I have urged to the government several times looking into the matter of the MSP, but yet again I didn't receive any response in reply to my concerns. It has now become evident that you have no sentiments for the farmers of this country. It would have been better had you paid attention to farmers the way you are concerned about industrialists. It is very unfortunate," he added.
At the end, he said that due to such a stance of the Prime Minister, he is mulling another agitation.
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