New Delhi: Just hours after announcing his indefinite fast over the new agriculture related laws, social-activist Anna Hazare on Friday declared he would not proceed with the same, claiming that the Centre had agreed to some of his major demands.
“The Union Government has agreed to some of my demands and also announced setting up a committee to improve the lives of farmers. I have decided to suspend my proposed indefinite fast starting from Saturday,” Hazare said on Friday.
The development came soon after Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary and former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Hazare during the day.
Echoing Hazare's claims, Choudhary said that a high-level committee, with some members nominated by Hazare, would consider and submit a report in six months.
Meanwhile, in his earlier statement, Hazare had announced his indefinite hunger strike. While the social-activist had said he would observe the hunger strike from his village Raelgan Siddhi in Maharashtra, he had asked his followers to do the same from their respective places in order to show solidarity with the farmers.
While announcing his strike, he had said, “I have been demanding reforms in the agriculture sector but the Centre doesn’t seem to be taking the right decisions.”
“The Centre has no sensitivity left for farmers, which is why I am starting my indefinite fast at my village from January 30,” he had added.