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Anna Hazare condemns Raghavji’s ‘shameful’ act

Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 12, 2013
First Published: 09:55 IST(12/7/2013) | Last Updated: 09:58 IST(12/7/2013)

Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday condemned former finance minister of Madhya Pradesh Raghavji’s alleged involvement in sodomy with his domestic help.

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Hazare, who was on a one-day visit to Bhopal, was addressing a public gathering at Gandhi Bhavan here.

The social activist said it is sad that a public leader was doing such a shameful act at his late 70s. “I am very sad after coming to know the alleged involvement of MP’s minister in sodomy with a domestic help,” Hazare said.

Citing own example, Hazare said, “There is no stain on me during the 75 years of my life. This is because I dedicated my entire life for social work. I consider country’s people as my family. But, these politicians are exploiting common people.” Hazare urged the youth to come forward and raise their voice against corruption.

When asked about next prime minister of the country, he said neither chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, nor vice-president of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi, are fit for the post of Prime Minister of India.

Hazare said both of them cannot provide democracy to the country.

Gandhi could have supported in bringing a strong lokpal bill in the country but he didn’t.

While Modi could have implemented lokayukta system in his state, but he didn’t.

Informing about his next course of action after Jantantra Yatra, Hazare said he would again go on a hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in October.

Hazare said he does not believe in any political party not even in Aam Aadmi Party.

Instead of forming political parties, non- corrupt individuals should come forward in next elections to establish a corruption-free government in the country, he said.

Hazare said he will promote these individuals in the next election.

Hazare also said he was happy after Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan left his team.

Appreciating recent decisions taken by Supreme Court, he said SC should resolve other cases related to high profile people in fast track courts.


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