Anna Hazare had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, threatening to launch another agitation over the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta, as well as implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report.
A Bill seeking amendment to the Act has already been proposed to facilitate setting up of the Gram Rakshak Dals.
Members of these groups will help the local police in curbing sale of illicit liquor in villages.
“I extend my support to farmers’ agitation and the cause behind it. It is better if they resort to a peaceful way of protest,” Hazare told reporters.
The court termed the petition a gross abuse of the process of law and said it deserves to be dismissed as the petitioner has not given any specific details.
Hazare also questioned suspended Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra for staying silent when he saw Kejriwal accepting Rs. 2 crore.
“Arvind Kejriwal became chief minister due to his fight against corruption and the allegations against him are saddening,” Anna said.
Hazare’s security was increased following such letters and the police had started investigating the possible origin of such letters. Some of the letters had the signature of Ambadas Laskhare, a resident of Nevasa.
According to Hazare’s aides, this is the 15th threat letter received by Hazare’s office in the last three years and the sixth letter which is signed by the name Lashkare.
Jain, a 75-year-old industrialist and politician who has changed his political affiliations several times, is currently in jail for his alleged involvement in a housing scam.
The doctor, Pathade said, has said that fatigue caused due to Hazare’s recent tours to Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Marathwada led to the sickness.
The 78-year-old anti-graft crusader was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmednagar.
Team of his supporters under the banner ‘Rashtriya Sewa Mission’ are organising a Jan Jagriti Samaroh on April 3, where Anna would be the chief guest.
Jain has been in jail for the last three years for his alleged involvement in a housing scam.
Lauding the 78-year-old leader’s contributions to society, Fadnavis said the government would not withdraw the security cover as demanded by Hazare.
Social activist Hazare, who has been given ‘Z’ category security cover, had recently alleged that the security personnel assigned to him were lax in their duty.