'Protest to continue till last breath'

Anna Hazare says peoples parliament is supreme

While Parliament was discussing the three-point resolution to ensure inclusion of lower bureaucracy, state Lokayukta and citizens’ charter,  Hazare, who addressed the crowd at Ramlila Grounds, said he would travel across the country to tell the people to defeat the corrupt MPs in the coming elections.

Apparently unimpressed by the gesture of Parliament to discuss all of his demands, Anna said: “This Parliament has 150 MPs with criminal background. We have  committed that mistake.  We should not repeat it. Elect right people and keep vigil on them. The Gandhian reiterated his perception of democracy and said people’s parliament is above Parliament.

“If today Parliament is discussing our demands, it is because this people’s parliament has stood up. They are afraid of this people’s parliament,” said the social activist.

He said  this is the responsibility of people’s parliament to preserve and protect the sanctity of Parliament, the temple of democracy.

He said he would travel across the country to make people aware of the role of MPs in opposing the Jan Lokpal bill. “I will appeal people not to send them again,” he said.
Spelling out programmes of mass awakening, the Gandhian  promised to work on issues  in the fields of agriculture and education.  “We have to solve these problems and change the country,” said the leader.

Hazare, who did not address his supporters for nearly 38 hours since August 25 night, emerged twice on the dais on Friday morning to address his supporters to declare that he would continue his protest till his last breath for a strong ant-corruption law.

In his first speech, he said, “I am not doing this for my personal gain. If it was so, I would not have lasted five days. Till the Jan Lokpal bill is passed, my protest will continue.”

He said he was getting energy from those who are coming out in support of the cause and this energy will help him sustain another three-four more days.
“Till Jan Lokpal bill is passed, I won’t die,” Hazare declared.

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