Social Activist Anna Hazare Threatens Congress on The Eve of State Elections

Social Activist and member of the civil society Anna Hazare on Tuesday gave notice to the congress party that he was going to boycott Polls if Congress does not delay the lokpal bill in parliament during the coming winter session.

Anna Hazare said, he will appeal to voters in Hisar Lok Sabha constituency in Haryana where bypolls are scheduled on October 13 not to vote for the Congress candidate as the party was “deliberately” not bringing the Jan Lokpal bill.

“If the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Winter Session, then I will name Congress and ask people not to vote for it in the Assembly polls scheduled in five states next year,” he said addressing a press conference in his native village, 50 km from Pune.

He announced that he would also begin his tour of five election-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur between October 13 and 15.

Hazare, who had withdrawn his 12-day hunger strike in Ramlila Maidan following assurances from the Centre that three of his main demands would be considered, made it clear that his agitation would be intensified across the country in the coming months.

From the ruling congress government, who express serious concern over the coming calender of Anna hazare. Congress said, “What Anna ji is saying is unfortunate. He is saying he will oppose Congress in Hisar by the polls. He is not waiting even for the winter session while the government is trying to pass the bill.”

Ajaz Ahmad is a 24 year old Broadcast Journalist from Indian Kashmir. Ajaz has worked with BAG Films and Media Ltd and is currently an Assistant News Producer with South Asian Broadcast news agency CVB News Service.