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Last Updated : Sep 02, 2011 10:54 PM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Chidambaram is a liar, says Anna Hazare

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, while addressing the Gram Sabha at Ralegan Siddhi on Friday, critisised the Central Government for betraying the country over the Lokpal issue and called Union Home Minister P Chidambaram a liar. It was Hazare's first public appearance since the 13-day long fast at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.


Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, while addressing the Gram Sabha at Ralegan Siddhi on Friday, critisised the Central Government for betraying the country over the Lokpal issue and called Union Home Minister P Chidambaram a liar. It was Hazare's first public appearance since the 13-day long fast at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.


"The Government was betraying us from day one on the Lokpal Bill," said the 74-year-old anti-corruption crusader.


"Home Minister is a liar, he does not speak the truth," Hazare further said.


"I had decided I will go to jail to continue my fight," he added.


"If you fight for your country and get jailed, it's a blessing," he said.


Anticipating that the fight against corruption will last over 15 years, Hazare called for change, saying, "One seed of change will lead to thousands of seeds of change. Every young Indian must sow one seed of change."


"Some of us have to sacrifice to ensure benefit for future generation. It's not enough to say I am Anna; one has to change their character. I believe even if a little change can be done, it's always good," said the anti-corruption crusader.


Emphasising that his movement is a fight for second independence struggle, Hazare said, "We still haven't got real freedom".

"Youth power is national power. The day the youth is awakened, true freedom will come," said Hazare.

First Published on Sep 2, 2011 08:44 pm
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