India not a free country in 'true sense': Hazare

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 14:24 hrs

Sultanpur: Alleging that less than 10 paise to the rupee actually reaches the intended, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday called for another "freedom struggle" to free the country in a "true sense".

"The corruption has emerged as a big ailment hindering development. Of the total Rs one sanctioned hardly 10 paisa reaches people," Hazare said while addressing 'India Against Corruption' rally here over phone from Pune.

Gandhian Hazare said that their agitation would continue till government did not pass the 'Jan Lokpal Bill'.

"The country has not attained freedom in its 'true sense' yet and we have to fight a second 'freedom struggle'. We are prepared to go jail for that," he added.

Coming down heavily on the state government, Swami Agnivesh said that corruption was prevailing in the state and "rate" of every work was fixed in Uttar Pradesh.

Satirist and actor Jaspal Bhatti and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad also addressed the rally.