Mumbai: Anna Hazare has announced a hunger strike in the midst of the Farmers Protest, which is weakening after the violence on Republic Day. Social activist Anna Hazare has said that he is going to go on hunger strike against the central government from January 30. Hazare says that he has been attracting the attention of the government on many demands related to farmers for the last four years, but the government has remained insensitive. So now they have decided to go on fast from January 30.
‘PM didn’t even listen’
Anna Hazare told that his fast will be in the Yadav Baba temple of Ralegan Siddhi. He has also appealed to his supporters to go on hunger strike at their respective places. Anna said that he made the government aware of the demands related to farmers many times. He wrote letters to the Prime Minister and the Union Agriculture Minister five times in the last three months, but to no avail. Representatives of the government discuss this matter, but have not yet come up with a proper solution.
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Meeting to be held today
Hazare further said that he had organized a hunger strike in Delhi on March 23, 2018, after which the PMO had given written assurances on March 29 on other issues, including the MSP demand. At the same time, according to sources, the government has already started efforts to convince Anna Hazare. The Union Minister of State for Agriculture has been entrusted with the responsibility of stopping Hazare from fast unto death. The Minister of State will meet Anna today, if this meeting is successful, Anna can also change his decision.
Expressing grief over Delhi violence
Former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and some other BJP leaders are also trying to convince Anna. However, Anna has made it clear that unless the government accepts their demands, they are not going to change their stand. In the midst of the farmers’ agitation on agricultural laws, the government will not want Anna’s fast to begin, so every possible effort is being made on his behalf that Anna should not fast. At the same time, Anna expressed grief over Delhi violence in a conversation with Zee News correspondent Lalesh Barje about the role of farmer and government. He said that I always want a non-violent and peaceful movement.