Anna Hazare ends fast after Fadnavis accepts his demands

Activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare ended his fast that lasted for seven days on Tuesday after an assurance from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that his demands would be met.

Written by February 6, 2019 15:46

New Delhi: Activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare ended his fast that lasted for seven days on Tuesday after an assurance from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that his demands would be met.

Hazare said that the state government would take a decision on his main demand i.e. appointment of anti-corruption body on February 13.

Anna Hazare

“I am happy with the talks with the CM and hence, I am calling off the strike,” the activist said.

“We demanded implementation of Lokpal. And a decision on this will be taken on February 13,” he added.

“For Lokayukta, a joint committee will be formed and a law will be enacted in the next assembly session in Maharashtra,” he said.

Fadnavis on Tuesday reached Anna Hazare’s native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district in the afternoon and held talks with him.

The process of appointing Lokpal will be initiated soon, Fadnavis said.