Hazare claims he is being targeted by Govt
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Mumbai, Aug 9: Anna Hazare today alleged he is being targeted by the Government, claiming his records in the Army were being checked and people sent to his village in Maharashtra to check on his organisation.
"I have not done anything wrong throughout my life," Hazare said.
The 74-year-old Gandhian said he was firm on his decision to go on an indefinite fast in Delhi from August 16 for a strong Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption.
The anti-corruption crusader was talking to newsmen at two separate events organised by the Mumbai Press Club and Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh.
"They( Government) have sent people to check my records in the Army. They want to see if they can find something during my service years. I have not done anything wrong throughout my life," he said.
Hazare served as a jawan in the Army for 15 years.
The social activist alleged that the Government's intentions are not right and that was why they are trying to defame the civil society spearheading the anti-graft campaign.
"They have put people after me. They have sent people to my village to check on my organisation. I have no bank balance, so what will you find?. I live in a temple in a eight feet by ten feet room. I just have a plate to eat and a bed to sleep on. What will you find?," he said. Hazare hails from Ralegan Sidhi village in Ahmednagar district.
Hazare said the agitation to demand a strong Lokpal is not aimed at any individual or party,
"This agitation is not against any individual or party. The common man is finding it impossible to live without encountering corruption. Corruption has increased and has led to inflation and price rise. Corruption is the root cause of inflation," he said.
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