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Anna Hazare ends indefinite fast over Lokpal appointment


ANI New Delhi [India]
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday ended his indefinite fast after meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Hazare had been on a fast from March 23 at Ramlila Ground to demand the appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states, and ensure better production cost for farm produce.
Speaking to media, Fadnavis assured that the Central government has taken positive decision on Hazare's demand.
"Central government has taken affirmative decisions on most of Anna Hazare's demands," Fadnavis said.
The Maharashtra government further averred that "a committee has been formed for the demand approval of Anna Hazare."
On Monday, the Centre reached out to Hazare along with Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan to ensure that most of the demands of the social activist will be fulfilled.
Hazare had earlier said that he would do satyagraha till life left in his body and accused the central government of not allotting space.

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 7:30 PM IST

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