PM Modi will be held accountable by people of the country if anything were to happen to him,Anna Hazare said on Sunday. The social activist launched his indefinite hunger strike on January 30 under the banner of `Jan Andolan Satyagraha`at his village Ralegan-Siddhi, Maharashtra.
Anna is on an indefinite hunger strike for the last four days demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states. 81-year-old Gandhian said, “People will remember me as a person who tackled situations and not as somebody who added fuel to the fire. If something happened to me, people will hold Prime Minister responsible.”
Stressing that Narendra Modi-led government “had failed” to set up the anti-corruption bodies, Anna said: “Through Lokpal, even the Prime Minister can be investigated if people will give any evidence against him… Similarly, in Lokayukta a Chief Minister and all ministers and MLAs under him can be investigated if somebody gives any evidence against them. That`s why they don`t want it.”
Anna stressed that no party in the country wants Lokpal. It may be recalled that Lokpal Bill was passed in the Parliament in 2013, but the NDA government is yet to appoint a Lokpal.