The central government’s acceptance of a joint committee to frame a strong anti-graft legislation is not the end of the struggle as the bill has to be passed by parliament where many “corrupt leaders” are present, social activist Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
Addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar where social reformer Anna Hazare has for the past four days staged his indefinite fast, Kejriwal termed the government’s acceptance of their demands as a “victory of the people of India”.
He, however, said the protesters will only disperse after the text of the government notification reaches them and in case, the government tries any trickery, the protesters will re-assemble at Jantar Mantar.
“The people will be consulted at every step and all the decisions made by the joint committee will be shared,” he said.
Kejriwal also said the people’s struggle would only end after the Lokpal Bill is passed by parliament, where there are “many corrupt people” who would try to oppose the legislation.
He called on people from all across India to gather at Jantar Mantar if these elements sought to thwart the bill’s passage.