Corruption at the root of high inflation: Hazare - The New Indian Express

Corruption at the root of high inflation: Hazare

Published: 30th July 2013 03:00 PM

Last Updated: 30th July 2013 03:00 PM

Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare today said that steep inflation in the country was the result of rampant corruption which could only be dealt with by a strong Jan Lokpal Bill.

"Inflation is a result of corruption which has made life difficult... We aim at bringing in a Jan Lokpal Bill which ensures that even 60 to 65 paisa misused through corruption can be used for development," Hazare told reporters here during a stop on his 'Jantantra Yatra'.

The intention of the Union government on the Bill is not clear as it lacks the will power, he said, adding that, "people are the key to democracy. They should elect representatives with clean and honest image".

Responding to a query on former associate and Aam Aadmi Party founder, Arvind Kejriwal, Hazare indicated he had completely parted ways with the former.

"After he floated a political party, I've had nothing to do with Kejriwal", Hazare said.

Hazare launched Janatantra Yatra aiming to garner support for a new campaign demanding a strong Jan Lokpal Bill.

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