Mumbai:Eminent social activist Anna Hazare has threatened to go on a hunger strike if issues concerning farmers are not fulfilled by the Union government by the end of January next year. He also stated that it would be his ‘last protest’.
On 14 December, Hazare had written a letter to the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations and granting autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), were not accepted.
“The government is just giving empty promises due to which I do not have any trust left (in the government).Let’s see, what action the Centre takes on my demands. They have sought time for a month, so I have given them time till January-end. If my demands are not met, I will resume my hunger strike protest. This would be my last protest,” stated the 83-year-old.
Hazare said on Sunday that he had been holding protests for cultivators since the last three years, but the government has done nothing to resolve the issues.