Will return Padma Bhushan if government does not fulfill promises: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite hunger strike entered the sixth day on Monday, warned that if the Narendra Modi government fails to fulfill its promises in the next few days, he will return his Padma Bhushan.

Hazare began his hunger strike on Wednesday at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, demanding the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states and resolution of farmers’ issue.

Stating that he will not break his fast until the Centre appoints a Lokpal, Hazare said on Sunday that he will return his Padma Bhushan award to the President.

He further said that the Narendra Modi government had breached the faith of people.

According to the doctors, Hazare has lost 3.8 kg since he started his fast.

Around 5,000 farmers from the district are likely to stage a protest outside the district collector’s office on Monday to support Hazare’s agitation.