One law cannot remove corruption, says Anna at book launch


New Delhi : Anna Hazare Wednesday said one law alone could not remove corruption in society and there was need to change the system.

Referring to the Jan Lokpal bill, the veteran anti-graft activist said: “I agree that only one law cannot remove corruption in this society and a change in the system is required.”

Hazare, who was responding to a question by BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy whether the anti-graft bill would entirely remove corruption, was present in the capital to release the book “Anna: 13 Days That Awakened India” authored by Hindi journalist, Ashutosh.

Hazare said the movement for the passage of the Jan Lokpal bill would be decided once the current budget session of Parliament got over.

“Some sections have questioned whether our movement has grown weaker. But our strength will be known in 2014,” he said.

Criticizing the government’s model of development, Hazare said: “Is inviting foreign citizens, industries and acquiring the lands of poor people development?”

Hailing the book, Hazare said it would be a source of inspiration for youth who would like to get to know about those 13 days.

The anti-graft activist was referring to his 13-day hunger strike for getting the Jan Lokpal bill passed. His hunger strike had garnered massive and unprecedented support across the country.

The author of the book, Ashutosh said that despite being a Hindi journalist, he chose to write the book in English as he wanted to reach that particular section of the society which branded Hazare’s movement as “anti-parliamentary”.