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Hazare hails news of former SC judge Ghose being tipped for

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

activist Sunday welcomed the that former Justice Chandra Ghose was being considered for appointment as the of country's first Lokpal, the anti-corruption

Justice Ghose, who retired from the in May 2017, is a member of the (NHRC).

Speaking to reporters, said, "I welcome the decision of appointing the country's first The people's movement for it, going on for 48 years now, has finally won."

has led several agitations and hunger protests demanding the appointment of at the national level and Lokayukta in states.

He had sat on a hunger strike in February-March in his native Ralegansidhi in district over the non-appointment of

The Lokpal Act, which envisages establishment of anti-graft body Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to look into cases of corruption against certain categories of public servants, was passed in 2013.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:10 IST