Rs 80,000 crore has come to BJP as donation in last 5 months: Anna Hazare
Slamming PM Modi-led BJP, Anna Hazare said that Rs 80,000 crore has to come to party's coffers in the last five months. Citing Forbes Magazine article, he said that India tops the list of corrupt countries in Asia.
The Centre is being attacked from left, right and centre.
Latest is eminent social activist Anna Hazare known for his participation in the 2011's satyagraha movement campaigning for the passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal bill in the Indian parliament also known as the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Anna Hazare on Friday said that India has topped the list of corrupt countries in Asia in the last three years of the NDA rule and claimed that Rs 80,000 crore has come to the coffers of the BJP in the last five months as donation.
INDIA TOPS LIST OF CORRUPT COUNTRIES IN ASIA: ANNA HAZARE
Hazare, citing a Forbes Magazine article that quoted a Transparency International survey, said India tops the list of corrupt countries in Asia. "I am not claiming this but it being reported by Forbes Magazine after conducting a survey among the Asian countries," he said.
"I have been silent for the last three years. When a new government comes we must give them some time. So I remained silent, but now the time has come to speak against them. I am going to start another movement for a strong Jan Lokpal as well as for the farmers of the country from March 23 next year," said Hazare.
Slamming the Centre, he said that Rs 80,000 crore had come to the repository of the ruling party in the last five months as donation.
"The common people are still reeling under problems. The farmers of the country are suffering. Banks give loans to the farmers but slap interest as per their whims and fancies. The Reserve Bank of India must fix a rate of interest for all the farmers and banks should not be allowed to fix the interest for the benefit of the farmers."
"The farmers commit suicide as they fail to get good price for their crops to repay the loan. There is no MSP for their paddy," he said while expressing his concerns.
PM MODI'S NO RESPONSE TO HAZARE: JAN LOKPAL BILL
Anna Hazare said that he had written as many as 32 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past three years but received no response to any of them from the PMO.
"I am going to involve everyone in the movement for a strong Jan Lokpal and farmers' issues. I am going everywhere to speak to the people. We are ready to go to jail. But if they put us in jails we must ensure that every jail in the country should be filled by people," said Hazare.
The veteran leader said while the then UPA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a weak Jan Lokpal, the present BJP-led NDA government has further weakened the Jan Lokpal.
"Earlier there was a provision which made it mandatory for the officers to declare their assets but the present government abolished it. While the companies were allowed to donate 7.5 per cent of their profit to political parties, now any amount can be donated to the political parties," said Hazare while appealing to people to support the movement to be started from March 23.
Not just Narendra Modi-led BJP was slammed but recently, Hazare even snubbed Arvind kejriwal in a public meeting at Agra. He said that he will organise a rally in New Delhi on March 23rd and the social activist said that he hoped that no Arvind Kejriwal emerged from his movement again.
Speaking in Agra, he lamented that even after 70 years of achieving independence, democracy, in its true sense, was yet to come to India. Hazare said, "We do not want a government of capitalists. No Modi, no Rahul Gandhi. We want a government which works for farmers' interests."