Anna Hazare

Arvind Kejriwal an "idealist", has taken no wrong step after becoming CM: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare is full of praise for his one-time protege Arvind Kejriwal, who he says has not taken “a wrong step” after becoming the Delhi Chief Minister. Hazare says Kejriwal is a man of “clean character and an idealist”, who changed the “common man’s approach” to politics. “Arvind Kejariwal is a man of clean character who is committed to moral values in politics. I have not seen him

Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, reminds him of unfulfilled poll promises

Social activist Anna Hazare dashed off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of his unfulfilled poll promises and said there is “no visible difference” between his government and the previous Congress-led UPA regime. Wishing Modi for the New Year, the 78-year-old anti-graft crusader in his three-page letter took a swipe at the prime minister, saying he may have forgotten the things which he promised during the 2014

In Defence Of Arun Jaitley, BJP's Strong Counter-Attack On Arvind Kejriwal

The ruling BJP has launched a strong counter-attack against Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party dismissing as “malicious” its allegation that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presided over massive corruption in Delhi’s cricket body, the DDCA, as its president. The party and Mr Jaitley accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of attempting to whip up “political hysteria” to divert attention from corruption in his office. In a post on Facebook, Mr Jaitley

Prashant Bhushan meets Anna Hazare over Jan Lokpal Bill

Former AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday met social activist Anna Hazare to complain against what he said were shortcomings in the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. The meeting took place at Hazare’s residence at Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, Bhushan tweeted. Hazare and Bhushan along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were part of the India Against Corruption forum in 2011 seeking an effective Jan Lokpal to counter corruption. “Met Anna:

Janlokpal 'strongest anti-corruption law of Independent India': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed the Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2015 as the “strongest” anti-graft law in Independent India, an issue which has aided his rise to prominence in the country’s politics. “Congratulations Manish for presenting the strongest anti-corruption law of Independent India – Delhi JanLokpal Bill 2015. A historic day,” he tweeted. Arvind Kejriwal ✔@ArvindKejriwal/. Congratulations Manish for presenting the strongest anti-corruption law of independent India – Delhi JanLokpal Bill 2015. A

Anna Hazare ready to launch agitation if Delhi Janlokpal Bill faces obstruction from the Centre

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he will step in if the NDA government at the Centre puts obstructions in the way of Janlokpal Bill, introduced in Delhi Assembly by the AAP government. The anti-corruption crusader was talking to reporters after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh met him at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district to brief him on the salient features of the Janlokpal Bill, tabled in

CM Arvind Kejriwal to come under purview of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill

The Cabinet of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill which will now be tabled in the Legislative Assembly for approval. The Bill meets the long-standing demand – of the chief minister coming under the purview of the ombudsman. The AAP government had been under attack for delaying the tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly. It may be recalled that the Aam Aadmi

Reservation row: Anna Hazare is 'anti-poor, anti-Dalit', says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday hit out at Anna Hazare over his remarks on reservation, saying the veteran social activist is in the same league as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah who are against the poor, backward and Dalits. “There is no difference between Anna ji, Mohan Bhagwat ji, Modi ji and Amit Shah. They all are anti-poor,

Anna Hazare receives threat letter

Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday received an anonymous threat letter in Sikar following which his security has been enhanced as a precautionary measure, police said. A senior police official said that an unidentified person allegedly dropped the said letter outside the place where he is staying here. Additional SP (Sikar) Prakash Kumar said that a Hazare supporter informed police that a man riding a scooter had dropped the letter

Anna Hazare receives threat letter, warns him to stay away from Arvind Kejriwal

Social activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter which states that he would be “bumped off” if he does not dissociate himself from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. A case has been registered under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) at Parner police station in Ahmednagar district, a police official from Parner told PTI over phone. “The letter is dated August 7 and is mostly written in English,” the official

Anna Hazare to begin hunger strike on October 2 over Land Acquisition Bill, OROP

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced that he would go on indefinite hunger strike from October 02 over Land Acquisition Bill and One Rank, One Pension (OROP). Hazare will stage his strike from Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. The veteran anti-corruption activist has already voiced his opposition against the contentious land bill. Hazare had earlier this year written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to pass the new

Anna Hazare likely to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is likely to meet his former protege Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital on Sunday. The social activists will be in Delhi today to attend ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, where widows and mothers of martyred defense personnel will be honored. He is scheduled to meet Kejriwal at the new Maharashtra Sadan at 8 pm. “Anna ji got a call from Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia