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Government accepted Anna’s Demands : Maha CM


After indefinite fast of Anna Hazare for appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs, and in the wake of the Gandhian’s warning to return his Padma Bhushan award, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday requested the octogenarian to end his protest, saying the government has agreed to accept almost all of his demands.

Fadnavi has said to anna related to shiv sena that Hazare should recall the comments which have been made by the peoples in past against him who have met with him to extend their support.

The chief minister said reporters on the sidelines of the evnt that they request Anna to call of his fast. They have agreed to almost all of his demands, especially the one demand which was related to Lokayukta and formation of a joint committee. They have said yes to it.

Anna Hazare has been on hunger strike since January 30 in his native region Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district, over 240 kilometres from here, for appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs at the Centre and also in Maharashtra.

His other demand was related to resolution of farmers’ issues.

According to the doctor anna has lost 4.25 KG’s of weight since last Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and water conservationist Rajendra Singh separately called on the Gandhian in his village.

Thackrey said anna not to sacrifice his life for the useless government.

Fadnavi’s said that some peoples are going to met Hazare and extending their supports to his cause. He also added that Anna should remember the comments made by those peoples which they have made against him in the past.

Hours after the Sena appealed to the government to save Hazare’s life and took a swipe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on appointing anti-graft watchdogs, Fadnavis said some people are playing politics as Hazare’s health is deteriorating.

Chef minister said that the peoples who are meeting to anna has actually does not have any concerns related to his health.

Chief of Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, had extended his support to Anna on Sunday. He asked him to emulate socialist leader jayprakash narayan and lead an agitation against corruption.

Anna has earlier warned Modi government that if they would not fulfill their demand he will return his Padma Bhushan award.

CM has also added to his voice that the have also given an appropriate letter to him about the issues pertaining to the central government. He also said that the centre has taken steps on all the issues, which was demanded by Anna. Anna should withdraw his fast unto death without any hesitation. He have sent a letter making a similar request to him.

In an apparent bid to build the anti-corruption narrative ahead of elections, the state Cabinet has decided last week to bring the office of Maharashtra Chief Minister under the jurisdiction of Lokayukta.

The government also decided that ministers and Opposition leaders will also be brought under the ambit of Lokayukta- an anti-corruption ombudsman organizations in the States which mainly helps people to publicize corruption among the politicians and government Officials.

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