Anna Hazare to launch fresh agitation against Narendra Modi govt on Lokpal, black moneyhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/anna-hazare-to-launch-fresh-agitation-on-lokpal-against-narendra-modi-govt/

Anna Hazare to launch fresh agitation against Narendra Modi govt on Lokpal, black money

The Modi government is not serious on the issue of corruption, Anna Hazare said.

Anna Hazare, Narendra modi, Anna Hazare Modi, Anna Hazare protest
Social activist Anna Hazare with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

Activist Anna Hazare has said he will soon launch an agitation against the Union government led by Narendra Modi as it has failed to fulfil the promises made on bringing back black money stashed abroad and appointing a Lokpal. He was speaking to reporters in Ralegan Siddhi Wednesday. Hazare said the Prime Minister had failed to walk-the-talk and fulfil the promises made by him before the polls.

“Before he became the PM, Modi had promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back black money. It has been eight months but none has got even Rs 15. Modi has refused to utter a word on black money and Lokpal appointment. There’s a huge difference between what Modi says and what he does,” he said, adding that he would soon launch a protest in Delhi against the central government.

He said he would soon meet like minded people from different parts of the country and consolidate support.

According to sources close to the activist, the 77-year-old may find it difficult to organise a national-level protest since most of his associates from the old team have now joined one or the other party. Hazare, they say, has decided to take his time before he has a team of prominent activists in place.

As reported by The Indian Express, Hazare is also “upset” over the proposed amendment by the Modi government to the Land Acquisition Act by way of an ordinance. Hazare believes the amendment will affect the livelihood of the majority of farmers and farm labourers in the country, said his associates.