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Anna Hazare writes to PM, asks questions

delhi Updated: Apr 06, 2011 17:10 IST

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is on fast-unto-death for a more stringent anti-corruption law, on Tuesday wrote an open letter to PM Manmohan Singh raising many questions and seeking his reply.

He wrote that he is pained to read and hear about government's reaction to his fast.

"It is being alleged that I am being instigated by some people to sit on this fast. Dear Manmohan Singh ji, this is an insult to my sense of wisdom and intelligence. I am not a kid that I could be "instigated" into going on an indefinite fast. I am pained that the government, rather than addressing the issue of corruption, is trying to allege conspiracies, when there are none, " Hazare wrote in the letter.

"It is being said that I have shown impatience when the government has "initiated" the process. I would urge you to tell me - exactly what processes are underway?" he asked in the letter.

The 72-year-old social activist has been demanding that the drafting committee for the Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption should include members of civil society.

He started his fast-unto-death on Tuesday for a stricter anti-corruption law.

On day two of Hazare's fast at Jantar Mantar, a short distance from Parliament House, thousands came forward in support of his crusade, making it one of the most supported mass movements in recent times.