Hazare accused Rahul Gandhi for diluting of Lokpal bill draft.

anna hazarePune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Friday accused Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi of diluting the Lokpal bill draft.

Hazare also said that he would start an eight day fast at Ramlila maidan from Dec 27 if the Lokpal bill was not passed in the winter session of Parliament.

Hazare addressing a news conference at his native village Ralegan Siddhi, said that he powerfully alleged Rahul Gandhi of interfering in the making of the Lokpal draft so that it became weak.

He said that “Gandhi said he wanted the Lokpal to be a constitutional body, but he does not say that there will be no government interference in its functioning. The law about Lokpal must have a provision to rule out such interference.”

Hazare also restated that he wanted the CBI and the Prime Minister within the purview of the Lokpal and also pressed for the right to recall.

He also said that “The chief election commission had said 10 years ago that there should be a right to recall. I am not raising any new issue.”

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