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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
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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

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