Press Esc to close
Sunday 29 March 2015
News updated at 10:40 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.9°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Hazare calls for 'second war of Independence' to bring real change

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29, 2012, DHNS

Anti-Corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday appealed to the people to get ready for a second war of independence to bring in real change and freedom in the country.

“Sixty five years have passed since the country became independent. But nothing has changed. We still face corruption, goondaism and oppression. Only ‘gore’(the white people) have been replaced by ‘kaale’(the black people). Therefore, we have to fight another war of independence to bring in actual change in the country”, he said while addressing a gathering of India Against Corruption (IAC) activists here.

The Gandhian, however, made it clear that the battle for change cannot be won overnight. “We have to be ready for a long struggle which may continue for 15 to 20 years”, he said adding that the youth should come forward to lead the battle. To change the country, he also stressed on the need to send competent and honest people to the Parliament.
“Change will not come if good people will not go to Parliament. Therefore, we have to elect competent candidates in the elections”, he said.

Anna reiterated that he would support the candidates of Arvind Kejriwal and his newly floated political outfit Aam Admi Party if he found them to be suitable.

“I and Arvind have gone separate ways but our aim is one. I will campaign for his candidates if I found them suitable”, he said adding that he would be touring the entire country from January next year and his tour will continue till the 2014 general elections.Hazare, who is in Odisha on a three-day tour, is scheduled to address a farmers’ rally in coastal Jagatsinghpur district on Friday.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A boy jumps from a raft into the Sabarmati river to cool off on a hot day...

A boy jumps from a raft into the Sabarmati river to cool off on a hot day...

Christian devotees during a procession as they celebrate 'Palm Sunday' in Bhopal on Sunday...

Christian devotees during a procession as they celebrate 'Palm Sunday' in Bhopal on Sunday...

Goats fighting on compound wall in Bengaluru on Sunday...

Goats fighting on compound wall in Bengaluru on Sunday...

A salvaged bank partially under water at Badshah Chowk after the city received rainfall in Srinagar.

A salvaged bank partially under water at Badshah Chowk after the city received rainfall in Srinagar.

Femina Miss India World 2015...

Femina Miss India World 2015...

Eunuch dance at a procession during All India Eunuch Conference in Beawar...

Eunuch dance at a procession during All India Eunuch Conference in Beawar...

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad...

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad...

New Zealand players congratulate the Australian team following their seven wicket win...

New Zealand players congratulate the Australian team following their seven wicket win...

Australian captain Michael Clarke celebrates  seven wicket victory over New Zealand...

Australian captain Michael Clarke celebrates seven wicket victory over New Zealand...

Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds the Cricket World Cup trophy after they defeated...

Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds the Cricket World Cup trophy after they defeated...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523