30 March 2018

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Lokpal Anna Hazare Ends Fasts with a promise from BJP Govt

Lokpal Anna Hazare Ends Fasts with a promise from BJP, PM Narendra Modi Government

Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike on the seventh day of his protest in New Delhi, saying the government has assured him of steps 'soon' towards appointing Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states

Anna Hazare ended his indefinite hunger strike with Fadnavis offering him coconut water.

Anna Hazare said following,"They (government) have assured us they will make the appointments (of Lokpal and Lokayukta) as soon as possible. I will see till August and we will begin again in September. It should be done within a time frame. (Though) Chief Minister Fadnavis has said it will not even take six months, we will see,"

"Sarkar aur janta alag nahi hoti...sarkar ka kaam hai janta ki bhalai, desh ki bhalai...aise andolan ki naubat nahi aani chahiye (the government and the public are not separate. The government's job is to do what is good for the people and the country. Things should not come to such a pass that protests are needed)," he said.

Anna Hazare said he was giving the government six months time till August to come good on its assurance and warned that his protest will again begin in September if the demands were not met.

CM Devendra Fadnavis said "Whatever demands Anna (Hazare) made have been accepted (by the central government)." He said, "We have given a letter from the PMO to Anna…We told him about the reforms brought in connection with the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and that a committee has been formed to give it autonomy...We have also explained to Anna in writing which components will fall under the (1.5 times) MSP (minimum support price)."
Fadnavis said the Centre is taking speedy steps to appoint Lokpal. He also assured the activist that the Maharashtra will be first among the states to have a Lokayukta.

A small group of protesters present there accused the government of misleading Hazare and expressed displeasure over 'the issue of farm-loan waiver not being discussed at all'.

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