REMINIDING Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his election promises of reining in corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare has shot off a three-page letter to the latter saying mentioning that there was “no difference between the UPA and NDA governments”. election promises. Hazare also wondered why Modi never touched on the subjects of Lokpal and Lokayukta in his monthly address to nation ‘ Mann Ki Baat’.
“You are neither speaking about the Lok Pal and Lokayukta laws nor implementing them. We had hopes that you would address them in your Mann Ki Baat (PM’s monthly radio address to the nation), especially since you had assured that you would tackle corruption,” Hazare said.
He said it was high time Lokpals and Lokayuktas were appointed at the Centre and states respectively to “control corruption to an extent” and to give justice to the farming community.
Hazare reminded the PM that when he had first stepped inside Parliament, he had touched the steps and vowed to maintain its sanctity like a temple. “But Parliament sessions are lost in fights and arguments… crores of rupees of public money is being wasted.”
Hazare also critisised Modi for his failure to deliver the promise of bringing back the black money stashed abroad “within 100 days” and each Indian would get Rs 15 lakh in his bank account.
“But that has not happened till now, forget Rs 15 lakh, people have not got even Rs 15.”