ANNA HAZARE

  • Anna Hazare refuses to get involved in AAP's internal dissent 8 hours 24 minutes ago

    Anna Hazare who is said to be the origin of Aam Aadmi Party, on Saturday refused to make any statement on the ongoing fissures in the party. "This is AAP's internal matter, why would I get into it? It's beyond my understanding," he said. ...
  • No foreign funding, no money from capitalists: Anna Hazare 2 days ago

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who recently announced a nationwide 'jail bharo andolan' against the NDA government's Land Acquisition Bill, claimed that he has never received foreign funds or money from capitalists for the work he is engaged in. "I want to deny allegations of receiving foreign funds and...
  • Sonia Gandhi's support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare 5 days ago

    Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has termed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's pledge of support to his agitation against the new Land Acquisition Bill as politically motivated. At a programme organised by Hind Samachar group, for distributing aid to martyrs' family on Sunday, Anna said, "Sonia Gandhi's only intention in opposing the...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • Hazare used as "mascot" by NGOs stalling development projects: BJP March 19, 2015

    Bhopal: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is being used as a "mascot" by NGOs which receive foreign funds and stall developmental projects over the issue of land acquisition, Madhya Pradesh BJP's monthly mouthpiece Charaiveti has said. "Though he is an upright man personally, Anna Hazare is the "mascot" of such NGOs which...
  • Gadkari defends Land Bill; writes to Sonia, Anna, others opposing it March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another effort by the government to push the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and social activist Anna Hazare defending the Bill. In his letter, he claimed that the Bill is...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • Oppose Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Anna Hazare to opposition parties March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday appealed to the opposition parties to resist the government's attempts to pass the Land Bill in Rajya sabha when introduced in the Upper House. "Anna (Hazare) has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is...
  • Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill March 14, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)'s state-wide agitation against the Centre's land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U)...
  • Arvind Kejriwal breaks his silence, says he aims to reform the political system March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Finally breaking his silence on the ongoing crisis in the party, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sent out a message to his party that it has to give a good government in Delhi and change the system. In his first statement since leaving Delhi...
  • AAP leader Yogendra Yadav to join Anna protest, not to share stage March 9, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav will be joining anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare during his march against Centre's new land bill. But the AAP leader will not be seen on the state with Anna Hazare. ...
  • Anna Hazare snubs Yogendra Yadav, says won't share with him during farmers' protest March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare snubbed Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav who will be joining him at his planned farmer's protest in Wardha, Maharashtra. Hazare has made it clear that Yadav will not be sharing stage with him. Hazare said, "Yogendra Yadav will be welcomed at Sevagram, but...
  • Anna Hazare leaves for Wardha ahead of 'padyatra' March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare, who has announced a 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) to put pressure on the Central government against 'anti-farmer' provisions in the Land Acquisition Bill, on Sunday left for Wardha to hold deliberations on the march. "Annaji left from Pune for Wardha, where he will attend a...
  • Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat meets Hazare to discuss land acquisition bill March 7, 2015

    Jaipur: Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Rampal Jat on Saturday met social activist Anna Hazare in Maharastra to discuss the controversial land acquisition bill and also invited the anti-graft crusader to visit Rajasthan. The two discussed issues related to the controversial bill and also on the need of a minimum package for farmers...
  • Anna Hazare gets threats on Facebook; FIR registered against 2 Canada men March 4, 2015

    Thane: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said on Wednesday. A Kalyan resident Ashok Gautam (57), who is associated with the movement of the veteran activist, has been getting messages in...
  • Modi government to present Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will present the contentious Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday which it wants to get passed in the Budget session before April 5. The government is facing stiff resistance from opposition parties which have termed the Bill 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-poor'. If...
  • Anna Hazare's platform is now more political: VK Singh March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's platform is more political and not just social anymore, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said on Saturday. Speaking over the issue of Land Acquisition Ordinance, Singh said though he respects Hazare but over time the activist's platform of issues to be discussed has turned...
  • PM Modi will not take suggestions as he is 'allergic' to me: Anna Hazare February 26, 2015

    Bijnor: Social activist Anna Hazare, who is spearheading agitation against the Land Acquisition Bill, on Thursday said Prime Minister will not accept his suggestions on the issue as Narendra Modi is "allergic" to him. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accept my suggestions on the Land Acquisition Bill as during the...
  • Activists gearing up for more protests on Land Acquisition Bill February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Having vociferously protested against the land ordinance for two days, activists are now gearing up for a massive showdown with the government at the district and state levels. "We are beginning a district level movement from next week against the land bill," PV Rajagopal, a Gandhian activist, said on...
  • Ram Jethmalani meets Anna Hazare to discuss black money issue February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Noted advocate and former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani met anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday to discuss the issue of black money, which the saffron party had promised to bring back once it came to power. Lashing out at the government, Jethmalani said that the government was not...
  • Was pre-occupied; will go to secretariat next time: Anna Hazare February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he could not heed to the invitation extended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to visit the Delhi secretariat as he was "pre-occupied" and had meetings the whole day. Hazare said that he would visit the Secretariat the next time he visits the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal invites mentor Anna Hazare to Secretariat to deliver a motivational talk to MLAs February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In a reverential gesture, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited activist Anna Hazare to the Government Secretariat on Wednesday and asked him to interact with legislators, ministers and officials through a motivational talk. The AAP leader extended the invitation while sharing a stage with the Gandhian on...
  • Nitish Kumar terms Land bill as black law; seeks recall February 25, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the controversial Land Acquisition bill introduced in Lok Sabha as a "black law" and demanded its immediate recall. "The Land Acquisition Bill is anti-farmer and pro-rich. it's a black law," Kumar said. "The Bill seems to have taken the heart out of...
  • Centre tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha amidst opposition uproar February 24, 2015

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's allies like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
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  • Arvind Kejriwal returns to Jantar Mantar after 4 years to join his 'guru' Anna Hazare's protest February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: After a gap of almost four years, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal returned to Jantar Mantar to support his 'guru' and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. Kejriwal on Tuesday joined Hazare's agitation against the changes introduced in Land Acquisition Bill. It was Kejriwal's first protest...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • Farmers from different states join Anna Hazare’s agitation against Land Acquisition Bill February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Keval Singh reached Delhi at 4 AM on Tuesday morning with his wife and four children to protest against the Land Acquisition Bill. Singh, a resident of Katni district in Madhya Pradesh, used to own a land which he alleges has been illegally encroached upon by a corporate...
  • NDA government is behaving like a property dealer for industrialists, says Kejriwal February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday hit hard at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and accused it of behaving like a "property dealer for the industrialists". He also sang paeans about anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and invited him to...
  • Government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill today; aims to placate Opposition, Anna Hazare February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by...