GUWAHATI, April 7 � Extending its support to the fight against corruption by veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today said that it would be staging an indefinite token hunger strike in the city tomorrow demanding immediate tabling and enactment of the proposed Jana Lokpal legislation.
Pointing out that the movement pressurizing the Government into making the proposed Jana Lokpal legislation had first started in Assam at a protest meeting at Dispur Last gate on January 10 where thousands of protesters including Arvind Kejriwal who drafted the Bill gave a clarion call for enacting the proposed legislation, the KMSS said that by not accepting the draft Jana Lokpal in toto and having a most corrupt minister as the chairman for the purpose, the UPA Government had made it clear its stand on corruption.
�There is an urgent need to adopt the legislation in all the State Assemblies and Parliament for checking of corruption. Unless this is done we will intensify our crusade against corruption,� the KMSS said in a statement.
The KMSS said that the spurt in mega corruption as exposed by the 2G Spectrum, Commonwealth Games scam, etc., had taken place under the patronage of the Congress Government and that was also the reason why the Rs 1,000-crore scam of NC Hills in Assam was never properly investigated into.
The KMSS appealed to all sections of the people of the State to join its protest programmed at Dispur Last gate tomorrow.
The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and the North East Students� Organization (NESO) have also expressed their solidarity with the cause taken up by Hazare and extended their support to his protest.