The leading social activist Anna Hazare who launched his agitation in 2011 against the UPA government demanding to set up Lokpal office, on October 2 in Delhi threatened to re-launch the agitation as the Lokpal has not been established by the Modi government. The BJP at that time fully supported the stir and demanded the UPA government to pass the Bill on Lokpal. Though the Lokpal Bill was passed in a diluted form, but no one was appointed in the post. The Prime Minister spoke of demolition of corruption day in and day out and claimed zero tolerance of the graft, but even after three years the office was not set up. The Lokpal is authorized to take action against the Prime Minister on graft charges. When graft-free India is the slogan of the Modi government then what is the cause of hesitation to set up the highest office against corruption, he asked.
Anna Hazare said the movement he started for the appointment of Lokpal was incomplete. The authorities at the helm are least bothered to fulfill their promises. Therefore there is need to restart his agitation. The new movement would be launched at the end of this year or early next year, he said. Anna Hazare said he would interact with his volunteers across the country at Ralegaon Siddhi in Maharashtra on October 7-8. The future course of action would be chalked out there. He also accused the government of not fulfilling its promise to bring back the black money stashed in foreign countries.
He also targeted his protégé Arvind Kejriwal and said he forgot the cause of Lokpal after he came to power. On many accounts Kejriwal got flak from his mentor. Anna Hazare was on a day long satyagrah against corruption at Rajghat.