Anna Hazare has become synonymous to ‘hunger strike’. He became the talk of the town when he went on a ‘hunger strike’ in 2011 calling it as Indian anti-corruption movement. Even now, Hazare is on a hunger strike in his village Ralegan Siddhi. He is upset with BJP government and has given a warning to them that if they do not fulfil what they have promised, he will give away his Padma Bhushan.
Hazare told ANI, “I will be returning my Padma Bhushan award to the President. I did not work for that award, you only gave me that while I was working for the social cause and the country. If the country or society is in this condition, then why should I keep that?” While speaking to PTI, he said, "If this government does not fulfil its promises made to the country in the next few days, I will return my Padma Bhushan.” It will be interesting to see if the government will take any step on this.”
It was in 1992 when Anna Hazare received the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. From the past five days, he is on an indefinite hunger strike to push for his demand of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in states.