“Farce unto death”: Twitter erupts with jokes after Anna Hazare calls off fast in support of farmers


Activist Anna Hazare has become a butt of jokes once again after he decided to cancel his planned indefinite fast starting today in support of farmers. Hazare made the announcement after meeting former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary.

No sooner did the 83-year-old activist announce his decision to call off his indefinite fast even before it could start, Twitter erupted with jokes. While some poked fun at his alleged soft spot for the RSS, others said that the octogenarian activist was waiting for the Congress government to be sworn in at the Centre to wake up from his slumber.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted with their jokes on Hazare;

Announcing his decision to cancel the planned fast, Hazare told reporters on Friday night that the Centre’s Narendra Modi government had agreed to some of his demands. He said the government had accepted his 15-point demand on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Swaminathan Committee. “Now that the central government has decided to work on my 15-point demand, I’ve decided to cancel my fast, scheduled for tomorrow.”

Hazare was instrumental in kickstarting Arvind Kejriwal’s political career after he staged protests in the national capital between 2011 and 2012 against the Congress-led UPA government.

The 83-year-old activist has been quiet against the Centre’s Narendra Modi government, prompting many to conclude that he had a soft spot for the RSS, which had allegedly sponsored India Against Corruption movement led by him and Kejriwal.