Anna Hazare Ends Hunger Strike

Anna Hazare ended his 7 day long hunger strike after receiving a written assurance from the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on his demands. Anna the anti-corruption crusader addressed his village and said that the state government would take a decision on his main demand which is appointment of anti-corruption body on the 13th of February.

Anna also demanded for a speedy resolution on the agricultural and farmer distress in the nation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Anna Hazare’s native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district in the afternoon and held talks with him. Union minister Radha Mohan Singh and Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan was also present in these meetings.

Anna sat in a fast for the appointment of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in states who would act as anti-corruption watch dogs.

The eighty two year old man received support from various political parties, MNS leader Raj Thackeray met  Anna yesterday as well and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray extended support.

Anna on Monday claimed that the BJP backed the Lokpal during the 2014 agitation but after coming to power accused it of disobeying and betraying people. It’s been four and half years since the BJP government was formed at the centre but there was no progress in appointment of watchdogs.