New Delhi: Refuting the allegation of Congress over going fast unto death, Anna Hazare has intensified his crusade against corruption. Anna said that he was not a kind of person who could be instigated into going on an indefinite fast rather he was fasting with his all senses and wisdom. “The Manmohan Singh government is running through remote,” he added.

Anna made a dig at the Central government and the Congress for dubbing his protest unnecessary. “The whole nation is feeling impatient at the lack of credible efforts from the government against corruption,” he said.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, 72-year-old Anna said, “Dear Manmohan Singhji, this is an insult to my sense of wisdom and intelligence... I take advice from many friends and critics but do what my conscience directs me to do.”

The social activist whose fast unto death entered the second day, was responding to the criticism by the Congress party and the government that his protest was ‘premature’.

He, however, said Singh is a "good man" who is not tainted by corruption. "Remote control se gadbadi hote hai. (The problems crop up when a government is run by remote)," added Hazare.

In his letter written to the PM earlier, he had appealed Singh to observe a fast on April 5. “Although his reply did not come, I hope he would have observed the fast that day,” he said.

Government Vs Anna

    * Abhishek Manu Singhvi: Anna was instigated for fast unto death
    * Anna: I am not a kind of person who could be "instigated" into going on an indefinite fast.

    * Jayanti Natrajan: The decision of indefinite fast by Anna is premature

    * Anna: I am happy being impatient. The whole nation is feeling impatient at the lack of credible efforts from your government against corruption.

    * Veerappa Moily: Government is considering the demand’s of Anna through GoM

    * Anna: If the Group of Ministers had to do away corrupt system, the nation wouldn’t have been in such a state.


JPN/ Bureau