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Lok Pal: Anna to form joint platform for all nationwide agitations

chandigarh Updated: Mar 23, 2012 19:44 IST
Sat Singh
Sat Singh
Hindustan Times
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A delegation of Parmanu Virodhi Morcha, Gorakhpur, Kishan Sangrash Samiti from Fatehabad and Hisar, which has been agitating against setting up a nuclear power plant in Gorakhpur village for more than 18 months met with social activist Anna Hazare in Noida on Thursday night.

Sharing the details of meeting which was held in Noida, Uttar Pardesh, district co-ordinator Subhash Punia told Hindustan Times that Anna feels that centre government is in no mood of implementing Jan Lokpal bill, so he wants to form a joint platform for all the ongoing agitations in the country.

He said that Anna's core team thinks that neither BJP nor BSP would pressurise the centre government for an effective Jan Lokpal bill, as these parties have around 163 corrupt leaders.

Anna's team has decided to form a joint venture and begin a campaign on three core issues namely Jan Lokpal bill, Land acquisiton Act and minimum support price for farmers. Hazare along with his core team would visit Haryana in May and other parts of India thereafter.

Punia said "Hazare supported the Gorakhpur farmers' cause and felt that farmers should not give up their fertile land for anything as it is the only source of their bread and butter".

President of Kishan Sangrash Samiti, Hans Raj Siwach who also attended the meeting said, "Hazare would like to come to Fatehabad in May, to support the farmers' cause and if need be gherao New Delhi." The meeting lasted for two hours and was attended by leaders from Uttar Pardesh, Punjab, Haryana and Odisha.