Veteran anti-corruption activist, Anna Hazare, has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling his election promises adding that “there was no visible difference” between the UPA-II and his government.
In a letter written to Modi, he said, “After the countrywide agitation against growing corruption in the Congress-led regime, you had promised that if you come to power, you will give priority to ensure a corruption-free India…People believed you and voted you to power…but there seems to be no visible difference between that government and yours.”
Hazare reminded Modi how he had won the Lok Sabha elections promising to bring down the prices of essential commodities and bringing back black money. He said that the prime minister had miserably failed on these fronts.
He wrote, “Neither has price rise been controlled…and as regards your promise of bringing back black money and depositing Rs. 15 lakh in each account, not even Rs. 15 has come so far.”
The Gandhian warned the central government of launching another ‘movement’ for a corruption-free India.
His letter said, “Power is in your hands. It seems that power is also a kind of intoxication. What power does a Fakir (ascetic) like me have.”
Hazare’s stinging attacks few months after he had slammed Modi government. In August, while speaking at a special programme on ABP News, Hazare had criticised Modi for not keeping his election promises of bringing achche din for Indians.
He had said, “Modi jo kahte hain woh karte nahi hain. He promised achche din for every Indian. 12 mahine ho gaye hain, aur achche din ka kahin pata nahi hai. He said he will bring back black money and give Rs 15 lakh to every Indian, but he has not delivered that either.”