Mamata must give affidavit to quit if she fails to deliver on promised 17 issues: Hazare
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to give an affidavit to the people of this country that if she fails to incorporate the 17 issues after coming to power, she would step down from her post.
Hazare said he had written a letter to all party heads seeking their reply on the 17-point agenda to bring a positive change in the country.
"I wrote a letter to all party heads and asked them whether they would incorporate these 17 issues if they come to power. But I got the reply only from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ji. No one else replied," he said.
"For the people, we want an affidavit from her that she would resign from the post if the 17 issues are not implemented. Affidavit is very important. And if this affidavit happens, then I will tell people to stand behind her in order to change the country," he added.
He further said that if Mamata Banerjee agrees to give an affidavit to the people, he would garner support for her to form the next government.
"The party, which will follow all 17 issues, will change the country for the better. If these 17 issues are incorporated then the country will definitely progress," he added.
(Posted on 11-02-2014)