Hazare had earlier on Thursday rejected the Centre's appeal to end his fast, and called its attitude on the Lok Bill issue ‘a fraud on democracy’.

76-year-old Hazare had written a letter to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), saying he will not end his fast till the bill is passed.

“The attitude of the government on the bill is very irresponsible and is a fraud on democracy,” Hazare said in his letter.

"I won't end my fast till the bill is passed. I am ready to make the supreme sacrifice for the country,” he added in his letter.

Hazare also warned that if the Lokpal Bill is not passed in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament then the people would teach a lesson to the Congress party and UPA government in the Lok Sabha polls too.

Hazare’s letter came shortly after Narayanasamy appealed to the social activist to end his fast.

“Anna Hazare is a veteran person. He had written three letters to the PM, and, on his behalf, I replied to him. I told him about the status of the bill. I appeal to Anna Hazare on government's behalf to end his fast because he knows the parliamentary procedure. Until and unless Parliament comes to order, passage of the bill is difficult,” Narayanasamy said.

Hazare has also criticized the BJP for not ‘raising its voice’ on the Lokpal Bill issue in Parliament.

Addressing a gathering at the Yadav Baba Temple, Hazare said he has also written to BJP leader Arun Jaitley asking why he didn't press for discussion on Lokpal Bill for the past one year in Parliament.

“Despite being the Leader of Opposition, why you had not made efforts to pressurize the government to bring the bill, which is stuck for past one year just for discussion,” Hazare said in his letter.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had on Thursday said that the government will list the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as it was its ‘priority’.

The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases.  The Jan Lokpal Bill aims to effectively deter corruption, compensate citizen grievances, and protect whistle-blowers.

(JPN/Agencies)

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