Anna Hazare to observe fast from Jan 30 in Maharashtra for Lokayukta

Social Activist Anna Hazare will go on fast at his village Ralegan Siddhi from January 30 pressing Demand for the implementation of Lokayukta Law in Maharashtra.

Anna Hazare has also written a Letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis saying that Maharashtra Government has only given assurances for the Implementation of Lokpal and Lokayukta Law of 2014, but never implement it.

Earlier on December 1, Hazare had warned to launch a protest against the non-appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta. He has also written to Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh accusing the government of delaying the appointment in the states and continuously making accuses.

He said that Despite being in the Government for more than 4 years now Prime Minister is not appointing Lokpal and Lokayukta. Hazare also raised a question about the intention of the Government. ‘It seems like the present Government does not have intentions of appointing Lokpals and Lokayukta’ he said.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was passed in 2013. People of the country were hopeful about the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta to arrest widespread corruption. However, there was a change of power and Narendra Modi government came to power. After Modi government came to power, we wrote thirty times to the government for appointment of Lokpal, Lokayuktas. However, [Narendra] Modi ji did not even send a reply,” reads the Hazare’s Letter to Jitendra Singh.

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