New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday stunned people by saying that there was threat to his life and contract killers have been hired to kill him.

Septuagenarian leader, who recently kicked off his nationwide tour to awaken people for strong Lokpal, made the shocking statement while addressing a  gathering at Thapar Ground in Ambala. He alleged that there was danger to his life and even 'supari' (hiring contract killers) had been given to kill him.

"But I have faith in God and am not afraid of such type of threats," he said. Referring to Lokpal bill, the anti-corruption leader said political parties should jointly support it in the interest of the country.

The anti-corruption activist also appealed to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) party leader Arvind Kejriwal to call off his fast in Delhi over inflated electricity bills. Hazare said that Kejriwal's life was important to the fight against corruption as he has a lot to do for the society.

Kejriwal's hunger strike against inflated electricity bills in Delhi entered 13th day on Thursday. Hazare had made a similar appeal to Kejriwal when he had met him on March 30 in the national capital.
Later while speaking to reporters, Hazare said he would not form any political party nor would he support the candidates of any specific political party. Former Army chief Gen V K Singh, who has been touring along with Hazare, said Anna was the hope of the country.
"Anna has the capability to make the country free of corruption," Singh said. A road show and a public meeting in Mullana town was also organised as part of Hazare's yatra. Hazare advised the bureaucrats to honestly fight against the corruption even if they face frequent transfers.
He said they were not against any political party and were just working to eliminate corruption from the system. Expressing his concerns over a spate of farmer suicides in the country, the social activist said it was because farmers were not getting the right price for their produce.


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