For decades, India has made efforts to appoint an anti-corruption ombudsman. A look at how these efforts have unfolded, from Bills in 1970s to an Act in 2013, followed by a search committee and an SC deadline
The court was hearing a contempt plea filed by NGO Common Cause against the government for delaying the appointment of Lokpal. In July last year, the court had asked the Centre to expedite the process for shortlisting of suitable candidates for the post.
Anna Hazare had said he would go on a hunger strike from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, and also appealed people to join him in his campaign for a corruption-free country.
Hazare, who drove thousands of people onto streets in 2011, said he will interact with volunteers from across the country in Ralegaon Siddhi in Maharashtra on October 7 and 8 to chalk out future course of action.