Dismisses Sonia’s letter assuring that Lokpal Bill will be passed in the budget session
Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday invoked the vision of ‘total revolution’ of the JP movement in the fight against corruption.
“Jayaprakash Narayan gave a call for total revolution, but his dream remained unfulfilled. We have resolved to fulfil the vision of Jayaprakash Narayan and Gandhiji and work towards it till the last breath. We have to bring about a complete transformation in the system. We are beginning our struggle to change this system,” he said.
Mr. Hazare dismissed a letter written to him by Congress president Sonia Gandhi assuring him of passage of the Lokpal Bill in the budget session.
“We have been getting these assurances for the past two years. Does it take two years to pass the Bill? The government is only betraying us with empty promises. The fact that they have taken two years indicates that they have no real intention or political will to create a corruption-free India,” he said.
Asked if he had more faith in Rahul Gandhi, he said: “They are all the same.”
Beginning a nationwide yatra from Gandhi Maidan here on Wednesday, Mr. Hazare will mobilise people on various issues, besides corruption.