Anna to tour country to back right to reject

By: | Updated: 24 Feb 2012 09:10 AM

Anna Hazare on Friday said he would undertake a nationwide tour before the
2014 general elections to advocate the voters' "right to reject" unwanted

"After the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will undertake a nationwide tour prior to
2014 general elections to plead for the 'right to reject' of voters," he
told reporters at the city airport after his arrival from Delhi.

Hazare said the presence of "goondas" posed a threat to the democratic
process in the country.

"The voters should have the option of rejecting unwanted candidates while
exercising their franchise and asking for a repoll," said the activist,
who later left for his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar

The 74-year-old Gandhian reiterated that he was now "fit" to continue his
anti-corruption agitation after undergoing treatment for his ailments in
various hospitals.

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First Published: 24 Feb 2012 09:10 AM
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