360° Coverage : Hazare slams government for 'betraying' people

Hazare slams government for 'betraying' people

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare slammed the government Friday for "betraying the people" on Jan Lokpal, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had failed to keep his word.

Feb 1 2013, 4:42am CST | by

Hazare slams government for 'betraying' people
Photo Credit: PUNIT PARANJPE, Getty Images

New Delhi, Feb 1 — Activist Anna Hazare slammed the government Friday for "betraying the people" on Jan Lokpal, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had failed to keep his word.

"The battle for Jan Lokpal has been on for two years. The government has been repeatedly betraying the people of this country," he said.

He threatened to go on an indefinite fast.

"The cabinet has taken the decision of forming Jan Lokpal and Lokayukta in every state. If it has to be created by the states, then why did the prime minister write to us that the central government was ready to establish Lokayukta in states? He did not keep his word," Hazare told a press conference here.

The cabinet Thursday delinked the Lokpal from Lokayuktas - or anti-graft ombudsmen - in states as it gave its nod to the Lokpal bill amendments.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and social activists, including Hazare, have slammed the proposed law saying it was not enough to curb corruption.

"We wanted Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 officers to be under its purview. The government agreed to it but now it says these officers will not be under Jan Lokpal. What is the meaning of the Jan Lokpal bill?" Hazare said.

He also criticised the government for not including the Central Bureau of Investigation in its purview.

"I will keep travelling across the country for a year-and-a-half for Jan Lokpal. (Retired army chief) Gen V.K. Singh will travel with me," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to OxfordDictionaries.com, the free online dictionary, in its largest quarterly update so far.