Anna Hazare plans fresh stir for winter session
Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare is back with plans for another satyagrah to implement the Jan Lokpal bill. But this time he made it clear that he would have nothing to do with the Congress, BJP’s Narendra Modi or his erstwhile lieutenant Arvind Kejriwal.
The satyagrah at Delhi’s Ram Lila grounds — the site of his first big mass movement in 2011 — would begin on the first day of the winter session of Parliament.
Hazare’s current wariness stems from the fact that his earlier anti-corruption pushes had come a cropper. The perception about his proximity with the BJP and Kejriwal’s joining politics had done away with the anti-politician stand that had brought him mass approval.
“I will not seek votes for any political party not even for Arvind Kejriwal,” Hazare said on Tuesday.
Regarding Modi, he said, “I had never said Narendra Modi is not communal.
But as the Gujarat CM is associated with a communal party, the BJP, it is very clear that Modi is also a communal leader.”
And this time, he promises to maintain his distance from the Congress as well.
“Twice the Congress government has deceived us by making false promises to implement the Jan Lokpal bill. But this time, I will not fall into the trap of the Congress leaders,” he added.