Anna Hazare’s 19 days long ‘Maun Vrat’ comes to and end at Rajghat

After paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhian activist Anna Hazare broke his ‘vow of silence’. He ended his vow of silence early this morning at Rajghat in Delhi.

The 74 year old Hazare had begun his ‘maun vrat’ at his native village in Maharashtra for ‘atma shanti’ (peace of soul). He had started his ‘maun vrat’ on 16th October which came to and end today when Anna Hazare visited Gandhi’s memorial at around 7 am.

The first words that Anna spoke when he ended his ‘maun vrat’ were, “Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Long live India).

 

Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare addressed the press saying, “My ‘maun vrat’ was not against any party or class. After my fast at the Ramlila Maidan, my health had gone bad, I lost weight. People were flowing in to meet me, so I had to go on a ‘maun vrat’. Mahatma Gandhi had done it many times, in such situations,”

Anna had reached Delhi on Thursday night in order to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill. This was Team Anna’s second appearance before the committee.

It was their first appearance since Hazare undertook a 13-day fast in August demanding that the Jan Lokpal Bill be passed in the monsoon session of Parliament. His team explained the amendments that they are seeking in the bill.

Anna Hazare also emphasized to launch another hunger strike if the Lokpal Bill is not passed in the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month. He said, “We have to take forward the fight for Jan Lokpal and against corruption and for Lokayukta in states,”

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