Table Lokayukta bill or will go on fast: Hazare to Maha govt

In a letter to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, the 74-year-old activist, whose historic 12-day fast last month in support of a strong Lokpal bill hogged global limelight, said Lokayukta should get more powers under the state law.

Hazare warned that if his demand was not fulfilled, he would begin a hunger strike at the pilgrimage centre of Alandi, in Pune district.

"I had written to you on July 18 on the subject and I have yet to get a reply," Hazare said in the letter.

Hazare reminded Chavan that he ended his 12-fast in Delhi last month following written assurance from the Prime Minister that government would bring Lokpal bill in the next session of Parliament.

The Centre had asked state governments for their views on Lokayukta issue and it now says the states are to enact their own legislations on Lokayukta, Hazare said.

"If Maharashtra does not bring in Lokayukta Bill in the winter session I would begin my fast at Alandi from the last day of session," he said.

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