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Anna Hazare urged PM to strong anti-corruption bill.

anna hazareAnti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to show some courage and withdraw a fragile anti-corruption bill introduced by the government.

Earlier, this month, Hazare is taking a month’s break after being discharged from a hospital. He fell ill after preliminary a hunger strike in Mumbai in December and was admitted to a hospital in Pune.

The bill, which predicts setting up an independent Lokpal with the power to prosecute politicians and civil servants, was passed by a parliament’s lower house previous month but stalled in the upper house.

The bill will now have to be taken up again in the next session of parliament.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Hazare said that his movement for a strong anti-corruption ombudsman would persist.


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