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Shiv Sena opposes Hazare’s fast

mumbai Updated: Aug 16, 2011 00:23 IST

The Shiv Sena on Monday criticised Anna Hazare, who is planning an indefinite fast from Tuesday for a stronger Lokpal bill, and said the Centre should not bow to his demands.

Sanjay Raut, Sena MP and spokesperson, said Hazare should first clean up his village, Ralegaon Siddhi. “If Anna wants to fight corruption, he should start with Ralegaon Siddhi — the Gangotri [hub] of corruption, and then Mantrayala,” said Raut, adding that fasts are not going to end corruption.

Raut suggested that Hazare form a political party and contest the next polls. “If Hazare has the support of the people, he should form a political party, contest the elections and form his own government. Then he can bring not one but 10 Lokpals to tackle corruption,” Raut said.

“Some NGOs are misusing Anna’s name to make money,” he alleged.