In remarks that could stoke a fresh controversy, Gandhian Anna Hazare has said a person is left with no option but to slap when his power of tolerance of corruption runs out.
“When a man’s power of tolerance runs out, then whoever is in front of you, if a slap is given, then the brain is put back in place. That is the only road open now,” Hazare told reporters on Tuesday night after watching the Hindi film ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’ based on the common man’s fight against corruption.
A special screening of the movie was held for the anti-graft crusader at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in the presence of the film’s crew.
On November 24, last year, Hazare had sparked a row by appearing to approve of the slapping of union minister Sharad Pawar by a youth in Delhi. He had, however, later condemned the attack on Pawar.
Anna saw the entire film whose screening ended at around 10 PM and expressed satisfaction over it, Hazare’s aide Datta Awari told PTI.
Actors Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse, all part of the film, director Rumi Jafferey, and producers Nitin Manmohan and Sanjay Punamija, were among those who attended the screening held near the Shantiniketan ground, Awari said.