Poll results reflect people's anger against UPA: Anna Hazare
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As he gets ready to launch his indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow to demand a strong Lokpal, Anna Hazare today said people are angry with the UPA government over "uncontrolled corruption" which has been reflected in the results of the state Assembly polls.
"The results of four Assembly polls have shown that people are angry against the present ruling alliance headed by Congress, specially on uncontrolled corruption, not passing the Janlokpal Bill and basic issues affecting the common man," Hazare told PTI.
The people have given a mature reaction (by way of poll results) for strengthening the democratic process, he said.
The social activist said that he will start an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday for a strong Janlokpal Bill in front of Yadavbaba temple at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
Anna said he had received letters from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi of assurances of passing the anti-graft bill, but they have not done so.
The Centre lacks the will towards ending corruption in the country and time has come for the government to "act on its commitment or leave."
Hazare said when the Prime Minister can pledge to get the communal violence bill passed in Parliament, why can't he do the same for the much-delayed anti-graft law.
"The people of India want Janlokpal Bill, right to reject and competent gram sabhas in the country. The present UPA government is just showing sympathy, but not doing anything," the social activist regretted.