Wrote 32 letters to Modi, got no reply: Hazare

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Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 3: Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he had written 32 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including 10 on the Lokpal and issues related to farmers and agricultural land, but received not a single reply.

“I did not receive any reply despite writing consistently to the Prime Minister. So, I wrote in one letter that you may not have been able to reply due to huge work burden, or else you harbour an ego,” said the social activist who arrived here on Saturday to participate in a two-day National Water Conference.

Hazare said it was only after getting no response to his letters that he decided to launch an indefinite agitation again from March 23, which is the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

He said his renewed agitation will continue till the law related to the Lokpal is not strengthened and farmers get total loan waiver. 

He said the agitation will remain peaceful, adding that there was no difference between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party which are more worried about strengthening themselves but not bothered about the country or society. 

Hazare inscribes Lokpal stir call on Khajuraho wall

  Known throughout the country and the world for its ancient temples, this Madhya Pradesh town now will also become famous for Anna Hazare’s agitation for Jan Lokpal and farmers’ issues with the social activist inscribing his call for the stir on a wall here on Sunday.

Hazare will launch the stir in New Delhi on March 23 next year. He said he is unhappy with the current Central government as it favours only industrialists and is turning a blind eye to the plight of farmers.

“Against the law, farmers are being made to pay compound interest on their loans. The government knows this and yet no action has been taken on it. Hence, we have to resort to a strike,” said Hazare as he wrote “23 March ko chalo Dilli (Let’s go to Delhi on March 23)” on a wall.

“This agitation is not against a particular group or in favour of anyone. This is in favour of the public,” he said.

Hazare had, in 2011, launched a strike to implement Lokpal in the national capital and got massive public support, forcing the then United Progressive Alliance government to accept the demand.