The social activist also told the court that he knew Patil as an elected representative and had led an agitation into alleged acts of corruption by him. He further said that an inquiry under retired Supreme Court judge P B Sawant was set up by the state government after the agitation.
Hazare felt that the parties' approach of coming to power by hook or crook has resulted in the criminalisation of politics. "The sanctity of Parliament and state assemblies have come under threat," he said.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the Lokpal search committee will meet on 13 February. " A joint drafting committee has been set up, it will prepare a new bill and we will introduce it in next session, he added.