Nitish Kumar says Anna Hazare is right, Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan's dreams unfulfilled

Jayprakash Narayan

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today supported peoples agitation against ills in the system and agreed with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare that the dream of Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan had remained unfullfilled.

"Many things which were part of 1974 JP's 'Sampoorna Kranti' like provision for right to recall elected representatives could not be achieved," Kumar, himself a product of JP movement, told reporters after paying respects to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day.

"The fight remains incomplete," the CM said.

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is holding 'Jantantra rally' at Gandhi Maidan here today for 'Vyawastha Parivartan' (change in system).

Kumar said by staying at Charkha Samiti residence of JP, Hazare has touched the peoples' sentiment. "He has done a very good work (by staying at JP residence)."

The Bihar CM, who had actively participated in the JP movement of 1974 as a student leader, said the total revolution of the Loknayak achieved landmark success in throwing out Congress from power at that time.

Kumar said governments have their limitations and many things can be done easily because of peoples movement.

Irregularities in the system cannot change without public stir, he said "Nobody dared to ask for bribe during JP movement ... But today despite all remedial measures instances of corruption keep comingr.

Hazare, who is launching a nation-wide campaign for change in system from here today, has said that he would make efforts to complete the unfullfilled dreams of JP and Gandhiji. Retired army chief V K Singh is closely associated with 'Jantantra' rally.

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