Anna Hazare claimed, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since Aug. 14, 2005, not a single death penalty has been executed for a rapist.
Social activist Anna Hazare has expressed surprise over NCP president Sharad Pawar's naming cropping up in the multi-crore Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank scam.
Anna Hazare told a Special CBI court on Tuesday that a contract has been handed out to eliminate him for speaking out against the corruption in the Terna Sugar Factory in Osmanabad.
The 81-year-old activist lamented that lack of awareness among voters and focus of political parties on winning the elections by hook or crook has led to degeneration of politics, and he saw no bright future for the country if the situation continued.
Hazare began his fast demanding appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states where such statutory anti-corruption watchdogs do not exist, and resolution of farmers' issues.
The 81-year-old social activist has been demanding appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs at the Centre and in Maharashtra and resolution of farmers’ issues.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena came out in Hazare's support, urging him to emulate socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and lead an agitation against corruption.
Social activist Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday even as villagers blocked a state highway in support of his agitation in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, leading to traffic jams in the area.
The 81-year-old Army man-turned-activist has also been demanding appointment of Lokayuktas in states where such statutory anti-corruption watchdogs do not exist.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process to bring the office of the chief minister under the jurisdiction of the Lokayukta.
In his letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, dated January 28, Hazare said he would launch the agitation in his village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
Hazare said in the past four years he had written several times to Modi but did not receive an acknowledgement.
Hazare on Sunday said he will launch a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union government for the delay in appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre.
The post of eminent jurist in the Lokpal selection panel has been lying vacant since the death of senior advocate PP Rao on September 11, 2017
Hazare had been fasting for seven days to demand the appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states, and a better prices to farmers for their yield.
Hazare's demands include appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states, and giving better prices to farmers for their yield.
Anna Hazare has been on an indefinite hunger strike since March 23 to press for his demands, including the appointment of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states.
The venue of his protest is the same iconic Ramlila Maidan, where he had sat on a hunger strike in 2011 demanding that the then government set up a Lokpal to investigate cases of corruption.