An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War
2. What's so special about him?
built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district,
Maharashtra.This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is
produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind
mills.In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of
the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained,
eco-friendly & harmonic village. This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
3. What is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
4. How that can be possible?
is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman
Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians
(ministers), bureaucrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds. In
1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan.
Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying
to change the bill to suit their theft (corruption).The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.Next,
they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% government
participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the
government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
5. What will happen when this bill is passed?
LokPal will be appointed at the center. He will have an autonomous
charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every
state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged
party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the
guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy
case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.